About

Card magic is the most popular form of magic, and it’s easy to see why. It involves a variety of techniques, from sleight-of-hand to basic human psychology, and a great magician can dazzle and delight spectators young and old.

With the help of professional magician Rich Ferguson, you’ll learn some tricks that are guaranteed to amaze and impress your audience.

Rich Ferguson has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world's A-list celebrities and corporations.

These are the types of tricks you can do anywhere- all you need is a pack of cards and the skills and techniques you’ll learn in this course.

    Our course includes videos, written lessons, and exams. This gives you a well-rounded introduction to magic- however you like to learn.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: An Introduction To Card Magic

    • The History of Card Magic
    • The Psychology of Card Magic
    • Pick a Card
    • The Tenkai Palm
    • Fanning the Cards

    Module 2: Mastering Basic Card Magic Tricks

    • Simple Card Forcing
    • The Cutting Force
    • The Hindu Shuffle
    • Performance Tips and Tricks

    Module 3: Learning An Ambitious Card Magic Routine

    • Starting the trick
    • Jumping the card
    • Signing the card
    • Learning the tilt
    • Using the double-lift
    • Executing a snap change
    • Switching the cards
    • Finishing the trick

    Module 4: Professional Card Tricks

    • Setting up the Shuffleboard trick
    • How to do the Shuffleboard trick
    • The False Shuffle
    • The Zarrow Shuffle
    • How to do the Triumph Trick

    Module 5: Bringing It All Together

    • The Pharaoh Shuffle
    • Sixes and Sevens
    • Aces Any Time
    • Wrapping up

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone of any age with an interest in magic! This is a perfect first dip into the wonderful work of tricks
    • Magicians out of practice looking for a refresher

    Career path

    This course could be your first step towards a career as a magician! You could also use it to break the ice at corporate events, job functions, or other times where it might be nice to stand out of the crowd. Magic can add a little sparkle to any event – and make you more memorable!

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

    Creator

    Rich Ferguson

    Rich has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world’s A-list celebrities and corporations.

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    About

    Card magic is the most popular form of magic, and it’s easy to see why. It involves a variety of techniques, from sleight-of-hand to basic human psychology, and a great magician can dazzle and delight spectators young and old.

    With the help of professional magician Rich Ferguson, you’ll learn some tricks that are guaranteed to amaze and impress your audience.

    Rich Ferguson has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world's A-list celebrities and corporations.

    These are the types of tricks you can do anywhere- all you need is a pack of cards and the skills and techniques you’ll learn in this course.

      Our course includes videos, written lessons, and exams. This gives you a well-rounded introduction to magic- however you like to learn.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: An Introduction To Card Magic

      • The History of Card Magic
      • The Psychology of Card Magic
      • Pick a Card
      • The Tenkai Palm
      • Fanning the Cards

      Module 2: Mastering Basic Card Magic Tricks

      • Simple Card Forcing
      • The Cutting Force
      • The Hindu Shuffle
      • Performance Tips and Tricks

      Module 3: Learning An Ambitious Card Magic Routine

      • Starting the trick
      • Jumping the card
      • Signing the card
      • Learning the tilt
      • Using the double-lift
      • Executing a snap change
      • Switching the cards
      • Finishing the trick

      Module 4: Professional Card Tricks

      • Setting up the Shuffleboard trick
      • How to do the Shuffleboard trick
      • The False Shuffle
      • The Zarrow Shuffle
      • How to do the Triumph Trick

      Module 5: Bringing It All Together

      • The Pharaoh Shuffle
      • Sixes and Sevens
      • Aces Any Time
      • Wrapping up

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone of any age with an interest in magic! This is a perfect first dip into the wonderful work of tricks
      • Magicians out of practice looking for a refresher

      Career path

      This course could be your first step towards a career as a magician! You could also use it to break the ice at corporate events, job functions, or other times where it might be nice to stand out of the crowd. Magic can add a little sparkle to any event – and make you more memorable!

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

      Creator

      Rich Ferguson

      Expertise:

      Rich has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world’s A-list celebrities and corporations.

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      8189 Students

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      Guarantee

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      Accredited

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      Accredited