How to Take 70+ MasterClass Courses For Less Than a Cup of Good Coffee

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Masterclass has developed a catalog of online courses taught by “the world’s greatest minds.” As it stands, they have 85 courses covering filmmaking, creative writing, photography, songwriting and more, taught by figures like David Lynch, Annie Leibovitz, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David 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 $2.00 per course. Not bad, but if you want something completely free, see our collection: 1,700 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

Danny Elfman Teaches Music for Film


Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography

Jimmy Chin Teaches Adventure Photography


Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication

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

David Sedaris on Storytelling and Humor

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

Danny Elfman Teaches Music for Film


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

Gabriela Camara Teaches Mexican 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

Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana Teach Mixology


Marc Jacobs Teaches Fashion Design

Diane Von Furstenburg Teaches Fashion

Anna Wintour Teaches Creativity and Leadership

Bobbi Brown Teaches Makeup and Beauty

Architecture and Design

Kelly Wearstler Teaches Interior Design

Frank Gehry Teaches Design and Architecture


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

Simone Biles Teaches Gymnastics Fundamentals

Business and Economics

Bob Iger Teaches Business Strategy & Leadership

Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein Teach Advertising and Creativity

Sara Blakely Teaches Self-Made Entrepreneurship

Paul Krugman Teaches Economics and Society

Howard Schultz Leading a Values-Based Business

Chris Voss Teaches the Art of Negotiation


Bob Iger Teaches Business Strategy & Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches US Presidential History and Leadership

Anna Wintour Teaches Creativity and Leadership


Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation

David Axelrod & Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy

Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration

Misty Copeland Teaches Ballet Technique and Artistry

RuPaul Teaches Self-Expression and Authenticity


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

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