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 Semester 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. 

Developers from Rockstar Games will be joining us to offer guidance and mentorship to student projects.

What do I need to apply? 

Key dates:

  • The deadline for applications for the Spring Maker Program is December 13, 11:59PM
  • Applications will be reviewed on December 14
  • Interviews with finalists will take place on December 15-18
  • Participants will be notified on December 18
  • Spring semester program begins on January 25, 2021
  • Spring semester will conclude on May 7, 2021

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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? (please use this document as a reference for future programs; an updated document will be posted when we announce a formal call for submissions)

Key dates:

  • The deadline for applications for the  Summer Community Incubator Program was March 11, 2020.
  • The call for submissions for future programs will be updated later this summer/fall.