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Complete List of MasterClasses, Including Ranking and Reviews

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MasterClass currently has a total of 105 classes available for subscribers. These classes are categorized into 11 categories. Find your next class using our quick guide to the course catalog including an overview of what you’ll learn, our personal rating for the course, and who the class is best for. Have your own thoughts about MasterClass’s courses? Share them in the comments. We’d love to hear what your favorite course is so we can prioritize it on our list of classes to take.

Here is our list of ranked and reviewed MasterClass courses at a glance.

Ron Finley – Gardening

Rating: 10/10

This course is best for beginner and amateur gardeners. It provides a plethora of information that was interesting to both me (someone who did the 4-H, FFA, plant growing thing all through middle and high school) and my partner (who knew nothing about plants but has turned our entire balcony into an edible oasis). It covers topics like:

  • Creating planters
  • Growing specific plant types
  • Improving yield
  • Composting

This has been our favorite MasterClass so far. It was the first one we watched as a couple (highly recommended as a cozy date night in) and also the first MasterClass that completely altered our day-to-day moving forward. We decided to get into growing our own food even though we don’t have a yard just yet.

The video course is informational, casual, and entertaining to watch. Ron Finley has a bold personality and he is overall fun to learn from with an inspiring message about growing food for a community. There is lots of cursing which some people have a problem with. I don’t personally care—we’re all adults here. There’s no need to clutch my pearls at the idea that curse words exist. But if little ears are present you may want to put in some headphones.

The workbook is a great guide that I’ll be returning to as we continue to grow our home garden. It includes additional insights on what to plant when. It is ink-heavy so just be prepared if you plan to print it out to physically reference it later.

Read our full review (coming soon).

Anna Wintour – Creativity and Leadership

Rating: 10/10

This course is best for those in a creative space looking to make a career out of a creative field. It focuses on:

  • Working with photographers and models
  • Evolving a brand

This class had a heavy focus on dissecting Anna Wintour’s career trajectory and previous experience as teachable moments. I did enjoy this particular way of teaching for this topic as creativity itself is not particularly teachable. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the videos in this MasterClass and finished the entire class rather quickly. It seemed a bit shorter than other options on MasterClass at only 12 episodes but that could just be because I binge-watched it. 

The workbook is a nice companion to the videos but essentially reiterates all that is said there. It does point you in the direction of additional resources (sites, books, and movies). I haven’t delved into those suggestions quite yet. I did enjoy reading the lessons covered in the course to further cement it in my mind.

Read our full review (coming soon).

Robin Roberts – Effective and Authentic Communication

Rating: 10/10

This course is best for those looking to improve their communication skills and those interested in journalism, particularly broadcast journalism. It focuses on:

  • Embracing vulnerability
  • Public speaking
  • Interviewing for a job
  • Communication for TV
  • Interviewing people for TV
  • Resilience and optimism

I loved this course, it was incredible and left me feeling inspired and uplifted. While I’m certainly not a broadcast journalist, I do work in a communication field and interviewing people is part of many job descriptions in my field. I found the content both uplifting, actionable, and entertaining.

The video course was great. Listening to Robin Roberts speak about her experiences and teach us about making a career in broadcast journalism was enthralling. This was another course that I sped through because I was enjoying the content so much. 

The workbook is a nice companion to the video content of the course. It reiterates a lot of the points but I didn’t find it annoying to be retaught some of the material.

Read our full review (coming soon).

Joyce Carol Oates

Rating: 9.5/10 

This course is the first MasterClass I jumped into, and I’m glad I picked it. Listening to Joyce Carol Oates speak about writing was a whole spiritual experience that made me all the more passionate about my craft. As someone who has studied her work and admires her, this was a different kind of experience and one I’m excited to explore again when I take other writer’s MasterClasses. This is best for those who are newer to writing or are fledgling writers. It focuses on:

  • Principles of writing short fiction
  • Journaling
  • Taboo and darkness in writing
  • Structure and form
  • Monologues
  • Miniature narrative 

This was an excellent MasterClass that explored many faucets or writing and short stories.

The video course was artfully created, interesting to watch, and informative. The only problems I had were the revision workshops. As someone with a creative writing minor, I’ve sat through these types of workshops many times. For me personally, I didn’t look forward to another drawn-out 20 to 30 minutes process for each revision workshop. I’d have rather had an overview of recommendations and additional content. But, for a newer writer, this is a great experience and helps them learn about how workshops play out.

The workbook is a great companion piece with plenty of useful information and points you in the direction of curated resources for further learning.

Read our full review (coming soon).

Sara Blakely – Self-Made Entrepreneurship

Rating: 8.5/10

This course is best for those with an entrepreneurial mindset that are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It focuses on all stages of building and growing a business and even takes a look at existing startups. This course covers:

  • Developing a big idea
  • Prototyping
  • Production
  • Selling
  • Marketing
  • Pricing and positioning
  • Business management and culture

This course is definitely aimed at those planning to start a product-based business rather than a service-based business. She provided a lot of insight into prototyping, manufacturing, and how that all works. I feel like a lot of the creation of products area is confusing and full of guarded secrets. While she didn’t help you find a manufacturer and give your specific prices she did help you on your way to getting that process started which is more than a lot of other courses on entrepreneurship provide. 

The video course is fun and entertaining while still providing tangible and useful advice on starting, owning, and developing a business from the ground up. While it will likely be more beneficial for new or aspiring entrepreneurs, it also provides information on hiring, firing, and maintaining a happy and healthy company culture for more developed companies.

The workbook is designed in lovely and bright colors as always. It provides additional information with actionable advice for those thinking or starting their own product-based business. 

Read our full review (coming soon).

Emily Morse – Sex and Communication

Rating: 7/10

This course is best for couples who want to learn to communicate better. It focuses on:

  • Taking control of your orgasm
  • Mindful mastrubation
  • Consent and safe sex
  • Enhancing sex life 

This was a fun class to watch as partners. While a lot of the content was focused on couples who don’t know how to communicate very well, it did lead us to consider our current communication and how we can improve. As for the straight sexual wellness content, this felt like a female-focused course. According to my partner, it seemed like she was talking to me and it was meant for me to go then teach the penis-owner rather than speaking to us both. This would be great for couples who lack an ability to focus or have unhealthy relationships with sexual pleasure. There were plenty of people in the discussion boards absolutely scandalized by this course. My thoughts? First, these people are exactly who need to watch this course and it shows. Two, grow up people, honestly.

The workbook includes similar information to the course but we read through it together and it gave us time to talk about different concepts covered in the class.

Read our full review (coming soon).

Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein

Rating: 6.5/10

This course is best for those interested in advertising as a career. It focuses on:

  • Working with brands
  • Advertising and culture
  • Humor in advertising
  • Telling a story in 30 seconds
  • Anatomy of a campaign
  • Selling ideas 

The video course is entertaining and both Goodby and Silverstein kept the topics interesting and engaging. My major gripes with this MasterClass, as someone who has a degree in advertising, is the lack of actionable advice given. I thought this was maybe just because advertising was something I’ve taken higher level courses on, but my partner thought the same. The workbook is a good companion to the MasterClass, covering and reiterating a lot of the same information.

Read our full review (coming soon).

James Suckling – Wine Appreciation

Rating: 4.5/10

This course is best for those that enjoy wine already and want to learn more about pairing. This class is better for those with a more mature and developed palette for wine but without as much know-how on what goes into wine production and pairings. If you don’t like wine before you watch this course it’s going to be an unpleasant experience.

This course covers:

  • Tasting technique
  • Discerning flavors and aromas
  • Home cellar storing and curation
  • How to read a wine list

The video course is informative but too much of it focused on the wine tastings at the beginning of the article. As someone who is just watching other people taste wine, it wasn’t that exciting. And if we wanted to participate in the tastings we would have to purchase a boat load of wine. The format of the class just didn’t work for me and by the time we got to the meat of the content I had already zoned out.

The workbook is a handy guide to learning more about wine and wine production. I have to say, this is the only course so far where I’ve enjoyed the workbooks more than the video content.

Read our full review (coming soon).

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I want a class for: Film & Photography | Music | Writing | Food | Business | Design & Style | Sports & Gaming | Science & Tech | Home & Lifestyle | Community & Government | Wellness

This course is a comprehensive list of all courses available on MasterClass at the time of writing this article. I’ve sorted them into logical categories without duplicating them as MasterClass does within their own interface. I see this as a tactic to make their courses appear more numerous to the non-discerning eye and therefore have a difficult time getting a good look at the full catalog of courses myself. (Read more about my thoughts on MasterClass in our complete review—up soon.)

Here is a complete list of MasterClass courses updated in January 2021 with a total of 102 courses.

Film & Photography – 12 Courses

  • Nancy Cartwright – Voice Acting
  • Danny Elfman – Music for Film
  • David Lynch – Creativity and Film
  • Ken Burns – Documentary Filmmaking
  • Jodie Foster – Filmmaking
  • Spike Lee – Independent FIlmmaking
  • Jimmy Chin – Adventure Photography
  • Mira Nair – Independent Filmmaking
  • Ron Howard – Directing
  • Martin Scorsese – Filmmaking
  • Annie Leibovitz – Photography
  • Werner Herzog – Filmmaking

Acting – 6 Courses

  • Penn & Teller – The Art of Magic
  • Natalie Portman – Acting
  • Steve Martin – Comedy
  • Judd Apatow – Comedy
  • Helen Mirren – Acting
  • Samual L. Jackson – Acting

Music – 16 Courses

  • Alicia Keys – Songwriting and Producing
  • Questlove – Music Curation and DJing
  • Parris Goebel – Creativity in Choreography
  • St. Vincent – Creativity and Songwriting
  • Jake Shimabukuro – ‘Ukulele
  • Sheila E. – Drumming and Percussion
  • Itzhak Perlman – Violin
  • Timbaland – Producing and Beatmaking
  • Christina Aguilera – Singing
  • Carlos Santana – The Art and Soul of Guitar
  • Tom Morello – Electric Guitar
  • deadmau5 – Electronic Music Production
  • Reba McEntire – Country Music
  • Armin van Buuren – Dance Music
  • Herbie Hancock – Jazz
  • Hans Zimmer – Film Scoring
  • Usher – The Art of Performance

Writing – 18 Courses

  • Issa Rae – Creating Outside the Lines
  • Amy Tan – Fiction, Memory, and Imagination
  • David Sedaris – Storytelling and Humor
  • Joyce Carol Oates – The Art of the Short Story
  • David Baldacci – Mystery and Thriller Writing
  • Billy Collins – Reading and Writing Poetry
  • Neil Gaiman – The Art of Storytelling 
  • Dan Brown – Writing Thrillers
  • Margaret Atwood – Creative Writing
  • Malcolm Gladwell – Writing
  • R.L. Stine – Writing for Young Audiences 
  • Bob Woodward – Investigative Journalism
  • David Mamet – Dramatic Writing
  • Judy Blume – Writing
  • Shonda Rhimes – Writing for Television
  • Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriting
  • James Patterson – Writing
  • Salmon Rushdie – Storytelling and Writing
  • Walter Mosley – Fiction and Storytelling
  • Roxane Gay – Writing For Social Change

Food – 15 Courses

  • Apollonia Poilâne – Bread Baking
  • Yotam Ottolenghi – Modern Middle Eastern Cooking
  • Lynette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana – MIxology
  • Gabriela Cámara – Mexican Cooking
  • Thomas Keller – Cooking Techniques lll: Seafood, Sous Vide, and Desserts
  • Massimo Bottura – Modern Italian Cooking
  • Aaron Franklin – Texas-Style BBQ
  • James Suckling – Wine Appreciation
  • Dominique Ansel – French Pastry Fundamentals
  • Thomas Keller – Cooking Techniques ll: Meats, Stocks, and Sauces
  • Gordon Ramsay – Cooking ll: Restaurant Recipes at Home
  • Alice Waters – the Art of Home Cooking
  • Thomas Keller – Cooking Techniques l: Vegetables, Pasta, and Eggs
  • Wolfgang Puck – Cooking
  • Gordon Ramsay – Cooking l
  • Niki Nakayama – Modern Japanese Cooking

Business – 9 Courses

  • Robin Roberts – Effective and Authentic Communication
  • Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein – Advertising and Creativity
  • Bob Iger – Business Strategy and Leadership
  • Daniel Pink – Sales and Persuasion
  • Chris Voss – The Art of Negotiation
  • Sara Blakely – Self-Made Entrepreneurship
  • Anna Wintour – Creativity and Leadership
  • Howard Shultz – Business Leadership
  • Diane von Furstenberg – Building a Fashion Brand

Design & Style – 7 Courses

  • Jeff Koons – Art and Creativity
  • Frank Gehry – Design and Architecture
  • Marc Jacobs – Fashion Design
  • Tan France – Style for Everyone
  • Kelly Wearstler – Interior Design
  • Bobbi Brown – Makeup and Beauty
  • Will Wright – Game Design and Theory

Sports & Gaming – 8 Courses

  • Tony Hawk – Skateboarding
  • Misty Copeland – Technique and Artistry
  • Simone Biles – Gymnastics Fundamentals
  • Phil Ivey – Poker Strategy
  • Daniel Negreanu – Poker
  • Stephen Curry – Shooting, Ball-Handling, and Scoring
  • Garry Kasparov – Chess
  • Serena Williams – Tennis

Science & Tech – 2 Courses 

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson – Scientific Thinking and Communication
  • Chris Hadfield – Space Exploration

Home & Lifestyle – 2 Courses

  • Ron Finely – Gardening
  • Brandon Mcmillan – Dog Training

Community & Government – 4 Courses

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin – U.S. Presidential History and Leadership
  • Paul Krugman – Economics and Society
  • David Axelrod and Karl Rove – Campaign Strategy and Messaging
  • Dr. Jane Goodall – Conservation

Wellness – 3 Courses

  • Matthew Walker – The Science of Better Sleep
  • RuPaul – Self-Expression and Authenticity
  • Emily Morse – Sex and Communication
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Joe Holder – Fitness and Wellness Fundamentals

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