Magic University – Level 1


Want to learn magic? You’ve come to the right place! The Academy of Magical Arts offers basic magic classes for adults 21 and older. You do not need to be a member of the Academy of Magical Arts to enroll.  To get more information about this course, please email 

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Magic University – Level 1

What better place to learn magic than the Magic Castle®!

This magic class is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform basic magic. It will combine instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance. We recommend taking this course if you have little to no experience with performing magic. No experience required!

Courses last 6 weeks total (pending holidays/events) and cost $300 total. This includes all necessary materials and supplies. Classes are held once per week for two hours.

Weekday classes begin at 7:30pm. Saturday classes begin at 10:30am.

Instructors for Level 1 starting in January will be Mark Wilson on Tuesdays and Tom Ogden on Saturdays 

LEVEL ONE introduces students to the basics of card and coin handling, as well as a host of key principles and effects. Instructors will focus on some of the following effects, including, but not limited to:
Key Card
Card Force
False Shuffle
False Cut
Jog Shuffle
False Shuffles Retaining Top. and/or Bottom
Magician’s Choice
Paddle Move
Rope/String Effect
Basic coin handling

Sign up for all 4 levels now and receive $200 off your entire order! Add the dates you would like to take to your cart and use the code MAGICUNIVERSITY during checkout to take advantage of this offer.



How to Enroll:

Select your desired class date from the dropdown menu above and add it to your cart. Follow the checkout procedures until your order is confirmed. We recommend against using a mobile device for this process. You will receive an order confirmation immediately once your order is placed. An instructor will email you prior to the class start date with any additional scheduling information (if applicable) and instructions. If this is a gift for someone else, please indicate the persons name, telephone number and email address in your final checkout comments. You may email if you need to change your enrollment details at any time. 


Access to the Magic Castle:

Students who are not currently members of the AMA will receive a temporary student pass to The Magic Castle®. Throughout the course duration, students will enjoy some of the privileges accorded to full members:

– Student and one guest (per visit) may enter The Magic Castle® without having to pay a door charge or have a dinner reservation.

– Valid Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturday during brunch. Students can also attend on nights their classes are held and are welcome to stay after class as long as they are in dress code

– Students are granted the member parking rate of $3 per visit. 


The Fine Print:

All magic courses must be paid for in full prior to attending. Instructors are not able to accept payment for classes. Each class holds 15 students. There must be at least 10 students for the AMA to carry out the class. Specific classes may be postponed due to holidays, large events, and/or unforeseen circumstances. The AMA reserves the right to reschedule or cancel classes if deemed necessary. It is the student’s responsibility to be in the classroom at the start of each class. Missed time and classes cannot be made up. Refunds must be requested no later than two weeks prior to the course start date. Otherwise, no refunds will be issued under any circumstance. Students may not attend magician member lectures or hand out guest cards. Other restrictions may apply. The Magic Castle has a very strict dress code. You will be required to abide by all dress code restrictions and requirements. The AMA reserves the right to alter privileges and/or revoke any access benefits at any time. Members who are suspended from the AMA are not eligible to attend Magic University. Please visit our Terms and Conditions page for additional policies, including cancellations and refunds. 

Classes will NOT be held on the following dates:
December 3, 2016 – Classroom unavailable
May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day
July 4, 2017 – Independence Day
September 4, 2017 – Labor Day
November 20, 2017 – Clubhouse closed
November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day


Becoming a Member:

Many students choose to become a Magician Member once they feel confident in their abilities. Successfully completing the course does not automatically qualify anyone for membership. To become a Magician Member you must still complete the application process, which requires an audition. However, this class can provide you with skills to develop your own magic routines and prepare for a successful audition. For membership information, contact Member Services


For more information, email

Additional Information


Saturdays, starting July 23, 2016, Thursdays, starting Sept 8, 2016, Saturdays, starting Sept 10, 2016, Wednesdays, starting Nov 2, 2016, Saturdays, starting Nov 5, 2016, Tuesdays, starting Jan 3, 2017 – SOLD OUT, Saturdays, starting Jan 7, 2017 – SOLD OUT, Mondays, starting Feb 27, 2017, Saturdays, starting Mar 4, 2017, Thursdays, starting Apr 27, 2017, Saturdays, starting Apr 29, 2017, Wednesdays, starting Jun 21, 2017, Saturdays, starting Jun 24, 2017, Tuesdays, starting Aug 15, 2017, Saturdays, starting Aug 19, 2017, Mondays, starting Nov 6, 2017, Saturdays, starting Nov 11, 2017

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