Frequently Asked Questions


What is MasterClass?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience that offers access to genius by allowing anyone to take online classes with the world's best. Our instructors include Kevin Spacey, Christina Aguilera, Serena Williams, James Patterson, and more. These video courses are 100% exclusive - MasterClass produces the courses directly with the instructors to capture exactly what the masters want to teach.    


What format do the courses take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience. The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their performances, and provide feedback on others' work.  


How long is the course? 

Each course consists of 2-5+ hours of video content. You can take the class at your own pace, so the number of weeks it takes to complete the course will vary.  


Do I have to complete the course within a specific time frame? 

No - you can take the class at your own pace! Students receive lifetime access to the content so you can determine the pace that works for you. The workbook also contains a recommended pace for the class. 


What does the enrollment fee include?

Enrollment includes:

  • unlimited, lifetime access to every lesson in your course
  • a downloadable workbook with class recaps, important takeaways, and exercises
  • membership in an active community of engaged students (upload your own work, or provide feedback on a peer's!) 
  • access to any answers your instructor provides to any students' work
  • class-specific tools to help you practice your craft (e.g., Christina Aguilera's class features a range finder that allows you to determine your full vocal range)  


Am I able to interact with my instructor? 

Our instructors will, at times, provide feedback to students on their "office hours". They select questions they find to be most helpful for their students. We film these responses and share the follow-up feedback for all students to view.  We also sometimes host special opportunities for student participation - for example, James Patterson held a co-author competition and selected one student to write a book with him! 


Which topics are covered in the class?

Each class syllabus is available on the instructor's homepage. Scroll down to the 'Lesson Plan' to see a description for each lesson in the class. 


What type of device / browser do I need?

You can view classes on any internet-enabled device, in any modern browser.  


Is there homework with the course?

There are suggested exercises to practice the skills being taught - but no assignments are required. 


What happens after I finish the class?

You can review the course materials at any time. You can also interact with the community of other students to encourage each other to practice your craft. At times, we feature unique opportunities with your instructor - for example, we hosted a competition where one student won the chance to co-author a book with best-selling author James Patterson!  


Where can I take courses from? 

You can take courses anywhere in the world with an internet connection.   


Can I download the videos? 

No, the videos are not downloadable - but they are available in your account at any time, ready for viewing (and re-watching) at any time.


I know someone who would love this - can I give a MasterClass as a gift? 

Yes! There is a 'Give as a gift' option on every class signup page. 


What is your refund policy? 

We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.  


I have more questions. Who do I reach out to? 

You can explore our help center for more detailed questions and answers.

You can also email us anytime at or call at 1-855-981-8208. Our phone support hours are Monday - Friday, from 6am-6pm PST. 

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