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
call for proposals for spring maker program

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?

Spring 2023 Process Dates

  • Applications open: Oct 3
  • Deadline for applications: Nov 4, 11:59PM
  • Application review: Nov 11
  • Finalist interviews: Nov 14-18
  • Participant notification: Nov 21

Summer 2023 Process Dates

  • Applications open: March 13
  • Deadline for applications: April 14, 11:59PM
  • Application review: April 21
  • Finalist interviews: April 24-28
  • Participant notification: May 1

 

 

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Community Incubator Program

The goal of the Incubator program is to assist indie developers in Rochester and western NY 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? 

Dates for our 2023 program will be posted in the spring of 2023. Please check back for those details. 

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Traver Creative Technologist Founders Program

We are pleased to announce that we have just accepted our inaugural cohort of two teams for the Traver 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.  Students with high potential for entrepreneurial success will be supported through mentorship of RIT experts and coaches.

Meet John

Click here to learn more about the program.