Tips for Class Topics

Wondering what to teach on Skillshare? Read more about topics that perform well on Skillshare, and those we prohibit.

In this article:

What Topics Work (and Don't Work) for Skillshare

You can teach any topic you’re passionate about! Our most successful classes teach a creative skill with a real-world application.

Keep in mind some topics are off-limits for Skillshare — review those topics in our Restricted Class Topics article.

New and existing teachers frequently reach out to us and ask what they should teach. We’ve put together a list of the most in-demand and most frequently searched-for topics on Skillshare, broken down by our top subcategories!

How to Use The In-Demand Topics List

There are two ways you can use this list:

  1. Pair this information about in-demand topics with the Choose Your Class Topic article. Start by identifying what you’re passionate about teaching, and then review this list to see which keywords or topic areas can further refine that and point you in a specific direction.
  2. Plan Your Class first, and then return to this list to pull out relevant keywords. Include these in your class title, class description, and class skills tags to help your class get discovered by students who are searching for something like it!
We’ll update this article a few times a year to reflect the current list of most in-demand topics. Whenever we update it, we’ll let you know in the monthly teacher newsletter!

In-Demand Topics (September 2022)

 

Illustration

  • Procreate
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Character design
  • Digital illustration
  • Digital painting
  • Calligraphy
  • Anime
  • Zbrush

Fine Art

  • Drawing or “Drawing for beginners”
  • Watercolor or “Watercolor for beginners”
  • Acrylic painting
  • Gouache
  • Sketching
  • Oil painting
  • Figure drawing

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Canva
  • Logo design
  • Affinity Designer
  • Typography
  • Adobe InDesign

UI/UX Design

  • Figma
  • Web design
  • Webflow
  • Flutter
  • Adobe XD

Animation

  • Blender
  • Cinema 4D
  • Motion graphics
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity
  • 2D animation
  • Krita
  • Maya
  • AutoCAD

Photography

  • Food photography
  • Product photography
  • iPhone photography
  • Photo editing
  • Portraits

Film & Video

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video editing
  • YouTube
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Vfx
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Videography
  • Cinematography

Marketing

  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Instagram and Instagram marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • TikTok
  • Blogging

Freelance & Entrepreneurship

  • Fiverr
  • NFT
  • Shopify
  • Branding
  • Etsy

Crafts & Lifestyle

  • Sewing
  • Crochet
  • Woodworking
  • Embroidery
  • Knitting
  • Interior design
  • Fashion design

Music

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Singing
  • Music production
  • FL Studio
  • Music theory

Creative Writing

  • Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Content writing

Productivity / Health & Wellness

  • Notion
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Journaling
  • Personal development
  • Bullet journal
  • Airtable
  • Asana