Discover the secrets to amaze!
- Mind-blowing street magic, grand illusion and more
- Hands-on training by top magicians
- Small classes and individual attention
- The secret to expressing yourself confidently in public
- Largest magic video and book library in Africa
- The latest magic from around the world
- Exciting opportunities to be part of a magic family
COURSES START IN FEBRUARY AND JULY OF EACH YEAR.
Course 1: For 10-13 year olds - click here
An exciting introduction to the world of magic for 10-13 year olds, including close-up and stage magic. After learning the magician’s code, students learn a variety of magical effects with the magic wand, rope, money, rings, elastic bands and so much more. They even learn how to read someone’s thoughts, make objects float and restore broken items.
The course focuses in a special way on the hands and the incredible part they play in making magic happen. This is the ‘falling in love’ stage where the sheer exhilaration of wonder is experienced. Good attendance and the ability to perform a two to three minute magic effect in an entertaining manner will see these students graduating to Course 2.
Course One has a duration of 15 weekly lessons of 45 minutes each.
- Includes tuition, notes, equipment and cost of equipment delivery.
- Students receive equipment per courier.
- Students need internet connectivity to join sessions on Zoom or similar platforms.
- The College of Magic is a non-profit organisation and depends on these fees, together with donations and volunteers to operate.
Magic and Showmanship: For 14-17 year olds - click here
The Magic and Showmanship Course is an intensive one year course designed for high school students allowing them to develop more quickly towards their Junior Magician’s Diploma. The Course encapsulates the essential elements of all the junior courses in a single year of 30 lessons. It caters for aspiring ‘street magicians’, close-up performers and stage magicians.
Highlights of the course include a stagecraft module, the building of a mini illusion and a balloon sculpturing course covering the techniques of inflating and sculpturing balloons.
Magic and Showmanship has a duration of 30 weekly lessons of 1 hour each.
Our entry level courses, for youngsters 10 to 17 years-old, offer so many exciting benefits:
- Performing emphasises the need for love and respect, and cultivates good manners, gratitude and politeness
- Reactions to new-found skills to amaze and amuse builds a positive self-image and a positive attitude to life
- Practice improves physical control, motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, concentration, focus, reflexes, timing and rhythm
- Other developmental growth includes memory, divergent thinking, language, creativity, expression, imagination and observation.
There are so many benefits to learning magic, including …
Welcome to the World of Magic!
In our junior courses, students are introduced to the basics of magic and theatrical performance, including presentation skills, the theory of entertainment and the essential elements of controlling an audience.
- Understanding an audience nurtures empathy, humbleness, patience, generosity and a sense of wonder.
- Communication skills are enhanced as the young person learns to express themselves accurately, clearly and creatively
Students can support their training by joining free-of-charge ‘allied arts’ courses including juggling, puppetry, drama, mime, clowning and theatre production.
The World’s Your Stage
Students are afforded multiple performance opportunities in the secure setting of our small classes, as well as at course ‘get-togethers’ and at the graduation ceremony, which closes each course. Through the social interaction of entertaining, young people are set on a journey of self-discovery, giving them greater confidence, enthusiasm and self-esteem. Performing also teaches them to take initiative, creates balance in their lives, and helps their personalities to blossom.
Charity shows and annual contests in various fields provide further opportunities for learners to flourish. In preparing for performances, students experience the importance and rewards of responsibility and commitment. The practice required to gain proficiency in the arts instils self-discipline, focus, a good work ethic, goal orientation, determination and passion.
The creative process fires up the imagination and gives young people the ability to dream of a new future.