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

Fall Semester Maker Program: Prototype Edition 

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:

  • The deadline for applications for the Fall Maker Program: Prototype Edition is July 24, 2020.
  • Finalists will be notified by July 31, 2020
  • Fall semester program begins August 19, 2020
  • Fall semester program concludes November 24, 2020

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.