Melbourne Arts

                      Melbourne Arts
                      Melbourne Arts
                      Melbourne Arts

The Concept

Designed for: Secondary school art students

Although this program works well all year round, schools wishing to take advantage of Iconic Melbourne events such as Fashion Week and Spring Racing Carnival should consider this entertaining and intriguing itinerary. This itinerary can be adjusted to suit all ages, standards and group sizes. 

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 Monday (D)

On arrival you will be transferred by your coach to your accommodation in the city. Our accommodation is specifically selected for its suitability for school groups in terms of room size, location, and security. After lunch, head off to the Melbourne Arts Centre where you will Explore the labyrinth beneath the famous spire and uncover the fascinating history of the arts precinct. Students are invited to take a look inside Australia’s largest performing arts centre and the home of world-class music, dance, theatre and opera companies. View our vast underground theatres and discover highlights from the world-renowned Performing Arts Collection.
The tour will also encompass current gallery exhibitions and the significant Australian artworks found throughout the foyers.

DAY 2 Tuesday (B, D)

After breakfast, board your coach and head to the RMIT Brunswick campus, arriving by 9am for your guided tour. The campus is also easily accessible by train from the CBD. RMIT Brunswick is Melbourne’s new fashion hub for education and research and is a must-see for students considering a career in fashion and textiles. After lunch, make your way to Circa Vintage in Hardware lane for a lecture by Nicole Jenkins, author of ‘Style is Eternal’ on The History of Fashion and Textiles’, or “How to make the most of your wardrobe’. Then it’s off to the National Gallery of Victoria for their latest exhibition, before returning to your hotel for an early dinner – tonight you are off to the theatre!

DAY 3 Wednesday (B, D)

Today, you will spend the day at the Whitehouse Institute of Design, a private art and design college in Melbourne. Students will participate in a ‘Discover Design’ workshop giving students an understanding of the skills needed in for a career in design and fashion and an insight into post-graduate studies, such as a Master of Design (M. Des) and Batchelor of Design (B. Des) degree.

Dinner is provided tonight.

DAY 4 Thursday (B, D)

This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you on your ‘Walk to Art’ tour of Melbourne. Designed to encourage artistic development through discovery and exploration, Walk to Art allows students to understand art not through the commercial large gallery-style art displays, but through access to street art, public art, artist-run spaces and small galleries. Teachers and students absolutely love this view of Melbourne.

"Bernadette challenged us to question the visual spaces around us and guided us to broaden our thinking beyond conservative ideas of what art 'should or could' be." Luisa Stocco, Year 12 Art and Design Teacher at Mercedes College, Adelaide SA (Mercedes College Newsletter, May 2009)

In the afternoon, you have some free time before returning home.

Other options to Consider if you wish to add another day (at additional cost)

Museum day: Visit Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, and Scienceworks • Go Ice Skating,visit Melbourne Eye, and take a guided tour of Etihad Stadium • Take a full day workshop with Nicole @ Circa Vintage on making and designing clothes • Indoor Rock Climbing in the morning and circus school in the afternoon

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B, L, D)
  • Guided tours of the Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, and other as listed in the itinerary
  • Full day ‘Discover Design’ workshop at the Whitehouse School of Design
  • 1 stage production (matinee)
  • Walking tour of Melbourne street art
  • Melbourne public transport tickets
  • Travel to/from Melbourne