Dr MacDowall supervises a number of postgraduate students researching graffiti and street art and as well as related classes in the Masters of Community Cultural Development offered by the Centre for Cultural Partnerships and Masters-level subjects in cultural heritage and conservation in the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.

In 2015 he is teaching a new undergraduate subject on street art at the University of Melbourne. Updates on this class are available via Instagram (@graffitistudies or #streetart101).