Frank Gehry Is Teaching an Online Course in Architecture
Aspiring architects will soon be able to learn from one of the most accomplished living designers in the field—and they won’t have to leave their homes to do it. As Dezeen reports, the online education service MasterClass is launching an architecture course taught by Frank Gehry.
For $90, students will have access to 15 video lessons led by the iconic visionary. Throughout the course, Gehry will discuss his own design philosophy while he walks students through case studies and helps them find their own creative signatures. Enrollment also includes a downloadable workbook complete with assignments and lesson recaps. After completing a project, students will have the opportunity to upload videos and receive feedback from their peers, with Gehry providing personal critiques to a select number of students.
Born in Toronto in 1929, Gehry has designed some of the most recognizable buildings erected in the past century. His resume includes the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation building in Paris.
Gehry's architecture course, which goes live this spring, will mark his first stint as an online professor. MasterClass is known for attracting extraordinary talent to lead their classes, including Aaron Sorkin, Hans Zimmer, and Werner Herzog. Some of the professors currently teaching classes in their respective fields are Serena Williams, Gordon Ramsay, and Dustin Hoffman.