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What is a Magician?

Also known as illusionist, a Magician is a performer who performs (stages) tricks or illusions as a form of entertainment. 

A Magician is regarded has having special powers to produce seemingly impossible stunts.

Many Magicians are freelance and need to have supplementary income to maintain a career as a working Magician.

World famous magicians include:  David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, David Blaine etc.

What does a Magician do?

  • learns, invents and practicse tricks to perfection
  • constructs props and/or costumes
  • finds venues and gigs to work
  • advertises and brands themselves
  • performs for audiences
  • trains assistants

Are you … ?

  • passionate about ‘magic’?
  • a showman?
  • charismatic?
  • someone with a good sense of humor?
  • like to work with your hands?
  • imaginative?
  • someone who likes a crowd?

How do I become a Magician?

You need to be wildly passionate about magic and driven to become a Magician. 

It takes years of practice and determination to learn the skills and to invent new acts. 

Remember, most Magicians have to substitute their ‘magic’ income with by working another job as well. 

Here are a few places you can learn some tricks of the trade:


Offers a variety of courses:

  • COLLEGE OF MAGIC (Cape Town)

As the only specialist teaching organisation of its kind in the world, the College of Magic offers diploma courses with international recognition in a wide variety of magical disciplines for both adults and young people alike.



OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Entertainer … or … Clown

Is becoming a Magician the right choice for me?