Programs

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

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Explore all of our programs

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, fall 2022:

•    Applications open: (week 6 or 7) June 13
•    Deadline for applications: July 10 
•    Application review: July 11
•    Finalist interviews: July 12-15
•    Participant notification: July 15
•    Fall semester begins: TBD
•    Fall semester concludes: TBD (Final exams)

 

 

Community Incubator Program

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

What do I need to apply? 

  • Deadline for applications: May 15
  • Participant notification: May 20
  • Incubator program begins: May 30
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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, fall 2022:

•    Applications open: (week 6 or 7) June 13
•    Deadline for applications: July 10 
•    Application review: July 11
•    Finalist interviews: July 12-15
•    Participant notification: July 15
 

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Community Incubator Program

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

What do I need to apply? 

  • Deadline for applications: May 15
  • Participant notification: May 20
  • Incubator program begins: May 30
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Traver Creative Technologist Founders Program

This new program integrates problem-solving, customer discovery, business model exploration, technology development (including prototyping), business acceleration, and learning frameworks for creative technologists at RIT.  We are currently in "Phase 0:  Applications".  Students will be invited to submit proposals to the inaugural cohort.  MAGIC will convene a review committee comprised of faculty and staff from related fields to assess the applicant pool. Our intent will be to welcome student(s) with strong entrepreneurial ambition, even if they don’t yet have a specific product idea or prototype.  The goal is to establish culture by recruiting students with high potential for entrepreneurial success under the mentorship of RIT experts and coaches.  This call for participation is modeled after the successful Embark program (https://nextcorps.org/embark), co-managed by NextCorps and the MAGIC Center as well as the established MAGIC Maker program and Simone Student Accelerator.  

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Join us at our next Information Session: Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00PM

Click here to learn more about the program. 

Click here to apply.