What are the differences between a regular course and a masterclass?

A course and a masterclass are two forms of teaching that differ in several respects, notably in terms of structure, content and target audience:

Course: A course is generally structured in a more traditional way, with regular lessons delivered over a defined period of time. It can be delivered in a formal or informal academic setting.
Masterclass: A masterclass is often conceived as a single session or a series of intensive sessions on a specific subject, often led by a renowned expert or professional in the field. It can last several hours or even an entire day.


Courses: Courses generally cover a wide range of subjects related to a specific field of study. The content is often more detailed and aimed at a wide range of students.
Masterclasses: Masterclasses generally focus on precise, advanced topics in a particular field. They can focus on specific aspects of skills, advanced techniques or in-depth insights into a specific field.

Target audience:

Courses: Courses can be designed for different levels of learners, from beginners to advanced. They are often designed to be accessible to a wide audience.
Masterclass: Masterclasses are generally aimed at a more specific audience, often individuals already involved in a particular field and looking to deepen their knowledge or skills.

Signing up for a masterclass is to experience working with a photographer, to learn from his or her methods and experience, on thematic subjects. The benefits are both photographic and human.

N.B.: Masterclasses are currently only available in french and in Paris.

Updated on: 29/03/2024

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