At MAGIC, we believe that we learn by making. This guiding principle informs our work and our relationships and is at the heart of what we do.

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Explore our Maker and Incubator programs

Spring 2022 Maker Program 

The goal of the MAGIC Maker program is to provide students with the funding and support to manage their own digital media (games, film, digital media, interactive experiences, digital design and more) projects and prepare them for publication and investment-readiness. 

What do I need to apply?

Key dates:

  • Deadline for applications: November 1, 11:59PM
  • Applications review: November 5
  • Finalist interviews: November 8-12
  • Participant notification: November 12
  • Spring semester begins January 10, 2022
  • Spring semester will conclude on May 6, 2022

Summer 2022 Process Dates:

  • Applications open: Monday, March 14
  • Deadline for applications:  April 8, 11:59PM



Community Incubator Program

The intention of the Incubator program is to assist indie developers in Rochester who are developing IP for commercial release. Utilizing a spectrum of resources, MAGIC intends to help recipients in all forms of developing and publishing their game. 

What do I need to apply? 

Projects have been selected for our 4th cohort.

The next call for proposals for the 5th cohort will be in 2022.