What are Sessions and how are they different from MasterClass classes?
Sessions by Masterclass is a new hands-on format by MasterClass where you can learn alongside the world’s best by working on projects and activities as part of a structured curriculum. You will actively participate in the sessions by sharing your work with an engaged community and get feedback from your peers. All video content is pre-recorded and you maintain access to all Session materials during your membership.
What is included in Sessions?
Sessions is an immersive learning experience. The curriculum is designed to be hands-on and is broken down into various sections and activities within that to make the learning experience more digestible. There will be instructor led videos, written guides, and a community to engage with for each Session to further your learning.
Your instructor will walk you through a structured curriculum with step-by-step instructions, but will also encourage you to challenge yourself beyond the Session content by encouraging you to explore your own creativity. You will uplevel your skills by learning the foundations from your instructor, following along as they create, discussing your progress with a community of your peers, and then having a breakthrough by working on your own, personalized creation.
Are Sessions live and meant to be done during a specific time?
The Sessions curriculum is broken up into small bite-sized activities to help you stay accountable to your goals and can be completed at your own pace. All video content is pre-recorded so you can maintain on-demand access to all materials and return to them anytime during your membership. Finally, once you have completed the Session, you can continue to learn from the hundreds of other classes offered on MasterClass.
How can I get actionable feedback?
Sessions are designed to be a more immersive, hands-on learning experience. The Sessions are delivered by instructors that provide very detailed and structured guidance, as you make alongside them. We will also have a dynamic community where you can discuss with, share, support, give feedback, and learn from your peers.
Am I able to interact with my instructor?
Our instructors may provide feedback to member questions or work in the community feed. To help you remain informed about the community activity, you will receive a notification if this happens.
What topics are covered in the Sessions?
A curriculum for each Session can be found on the MasterClass website on each Sessions’ overview page. Once on the Session-specific page, scroll down to see a description of topics covered in the Session.
What type of device / browser do I need?
Currently, you can view Sessions on Web, Android, and iOS. All browsers on the Web are supported.
How does the community work?
You can now learn alongside your peers by participating in the Sessions community. Through the community, you can see questions and projects posted by other students. You can also receive meaningful feedback from other members of the community on your posts.
What materials do I need to participate in a Session?
We will provide a checklist of materials needed to create your own work as you follow along and watch the Session. Additionally, there will be links to purchase the materials and guides to reference to help with your creation process.
Can I substitute ingredients or materials needed for an activity?
Yes, for each project we offer guides for you to reference that include substitute or alternative ingredients. Additionally, you can ask your peers in the community for advice on alternative materials or ingredients and learn from their experience.
What happens after I complete a Session?
You can revisit the Session curriculum and activities at any time. You can also interact with your peers in the Session community by asking questions and encouraging each other to practice his or her craft. You can also learn from the hundreds of other classes offered through MasterClass.
Can I download the videos?
Currently, the videos are not available for download from the web or mobile.
How can I manage the privacy of my profile and projects?
When you submit your project during an activity, you will have the option to make your submission private. However, all posts made directly in the community will be visible (along with your profile) to the entire Session community.
How can I edit my profile information?
You can access your profile via the avatar at the top right corner of your screen and make edits there by clicking ‘Edit Profile’.
How can I report inappropriate content in the Session community feed?
The best way to report inappropriate content or spam on Sessions is by using the Report link (Tap/Click on ) on the post/comment itself. Please see our Community Guidelines for more details.
Will I receive a certificate of completion when I finish a Session?
Currently, we don't have an official certificate of completion for our Sessions, but we do send our students an email confirming they have completed the Session. The email will have a congratulatory message along with some tips on how to further engage with the community to continue improving your craft.
Can you rewatch videos and activities after they have been marked as done?
You can revisit any activities that you have completed. To revisit completed activities, make sure the "Show Completed" toggle at the top of the "My Activities" page is turned on.
Where can I find and print supplemental materials (e.g. recipes or materials lists)?
With sessions, you get the chance to create alongside your instructor. We provide printable supplemental materials (e.g. recipes) in each section after the follow-along videos so you can have them in the future to re-create your bakes and build your skills. If you're having trouble finding them, check the bottom of activities for supplemental PDFs, guides, pro-tips and instructions. Hint: If you want to take the shopping checklist on-the-go, you can use the MasterClass iOS or Android mobile app!
I am a business license user of MasterClass, how do I access Sessions?
We're working hard to bring the Sessions experience to our Licensed subscription. Stayed tuned for more information.