Kevin Spacey acting lessons offered online

Masterclass is an online education service with a twist: all of the teachers are household names in their chosen subject.

The website launched with an acting track that included five hours of video coaching from Hollywood royalty, Dustin Hoffman.

Now, however, the company has decided to add another two-time Oscar winner to its stable after signing a deal with Kevin Spacey, Engadget reports.

He’ll be offering five hours of pre-recorded clips across 29 lessons as he takes a group of students through his process, plus guidance from Masterclass’ slightly less famous online coaches.

As the price of college continues to skyrocket, it becomes difficult for people from less well-heeled backgrounds to improve themselves academically.

Online education is seen as a way to widen access to knowledge so that people who would have otherwise never thought about studying at Harvard. If there’s a problem with the system as it stands, it’s that services like Masterclass and edX can’t be traded in for any sort of credit without an extra fee.

“Education has always been an important part of my life,” Spacey said in a statement. “The teachers, mentors, and those who gave me opportunities along the way have made me feel blessed because they taught me the value of striving to be your best.”

 

Still, it seems reasonable to say that $90 for guided study with someone of Spacey’s caliber is a better first step for most people than selling a kidney to go to theater school.

“Education has always been an important part of my life,” Spacey said in a statement. “The teachers, mentors, and those who gave me opportunities along the way have made me feel blessed because they taught me the value of striving to be your best.”

With a talent as great as Spacey’s, MasterClass students are sure to get a bang for their buck. MasterClass co-founder/creative director/CTO Aaron Rasmussen said in a statement that “watching him demonstrate techniques on the spot and recount the details of how he develops characters is extraordinary.”

“He is not only an incredible actor, but also an incredible teacher,” co-founder and CEO David Rogier echoed. “He’s devoted, hilarious, and tough.”

 

To learn more about Keivn Spacey’s MasterClass, visit masterclass.com/ks.