How to Take Every MasterClass Course For Less Than a Cup of Good Coffee

FYI. Masterclass has developed a catalog of online courses taught by "the world’s greatest minds." As it stands, they have 60+ courses covering filmmaking, creative writing, photography, songwriting and more, taught by figures like David LynchAnnie LeibovitzMalcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood, Neil GaimanDavid Mamet and others. You can sign up for an individual course for $90. (Each course is listed below.) Or if you purchase an All Access Pass, you can take every course in the catalog over a 12-month period. The All Access Pass runs $180--which translates to about $3.00 per course. Not bad, but if you want something completely free, see our collection: 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities


Helen Mirren Teaches Acting

Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting


David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film

Spike Lee Teaches Filmmaking

Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking

Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking

Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking

Jodie Foster Teaches Filmmaking

Ron Howard Teaches Directing

Mira Nair Teaches Independent Filmmaking

Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring


Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography

Jimmy Chin Teaches Adventure Photography

Writing: Fiction, Poetry, TV, Plays & More

Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing

Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing

Neil Gaiman Teaches The Art of Storytelling

David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing

Billy Collins Teaches Reading and Writing Poetry

Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers

Dominique Ansel Teaches French Pastry Fundamentals

David Baldacci Teaches Mystery and Thriller Writing

James Patterson Teaches Writing

Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing For Television

Aaron Sorkin's MasterClass

R.L. Stine Teaches Writing for Young Audiences

Joyce Carol Oates on  the Short Story

Music and Songwriting

Carlos Santana Teaches The Art and Soul of Guitar

Herbie Hancock Teaches Jazz

Tom Morello Teaches Electric Guitar

Itzhak Perlman Teaches Violin

Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance Music

Christina Aguilera Teaches Singing

deadmau5 Teaches Electronic Music Production

Timbaland Teaches Producing and Beatmaking

Usher Teaches the Art of Performance

Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring


Steve Martin Teaches Comedy

Judd Apatow Teaches Comedy


Wolfgang Puck Teaches Cooking

Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking

Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home

Alice Waters Teaches Home Cooking

Dominique Ansel Teaches French Pastry Fundamentals

Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques

James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation

Massimo Bottura Teaches Modern Italian Cooking

Aaron Franklin Teaches Texas-Style BBQ


Marc Jacobs Teaches Fashion Design

Diane Von Furstenburg Teaches Fashion


Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess

Daniel Negreanu Teaches Poker

Phil Ivey Teaches Poker Strategy

Will Wright Teaches Game Design and Theory


Stephen Curry Teaches Basketball

Serena Williams Teaches Tennis


Frank Gehry Teaches Design and Architecture

Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation

Paul Krugman Teaches Economics and Society

David Axelrod & Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy

Howard Schultz Leading a Values-Based Business

Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration

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This page will be updated as more courses get added to the MasterClass catalog.

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