Events And Structures
MAGI Special Guest Speaker Lecture
Most Tuesday's at 12.30 there will be a lecture that is pitched to students across the whole MAGI degree. This is a place where you can catch up on new developments in the field, listen for changes in the degree, weekly events, new internship opportunities, new grants, scholarships and travel opportunities. The lecture series is curated to give you access to interesting presenters and ideas across the range of work in Games, Animation and Interactive Media.
In 2019 Semester 1 the lectures are located Building 100 (Design Hub), Level 3, Room 1 - Lecture Theatre.
Please find the details of the guest speaker program here:
Hunters and Gatherers:
Each Thursday at 1pm, you are invited to take part in a shared, informal lunch. This lunch is part of a 30-year tradition of the studio, and your attendance and contribution forms a part of your community contribution. This is organised by students.
MAGI Workshop Series:
There will be student-generated workshops presented on a different aspect of the production of Animation, Games or Interactive Media. These workshops are hands-on and intended to examine or extend a particular skill set. We welcome students to propose, and present workshops, these wilkl usually take place on Fridays. Presenting a workshop gives you great your community of practice mark, and looks great on your CV.
You will be attending classes, which are available in your timetable. Your classes are where you work or independently or with staff, invited guests and clients. In class you will do the majority of your consulting and collaboration. Your classes are defined by your enrolment. Most of the face-to-face teaching in your classrooms begins in the morning, and you will be working independently in the afternoon.
Each Semester, you will be given a chance to present one or more of these objects to your peers and examiners, a varying levels of completion. The presentations will be by invitation, and is a community event.
You will have 10mins in which to describe, present, contextualize and reflect on your work, and to address future directions. This is a formalized environment, and you are encouraged to attend a “presentation” workshop to understand the format, and the requirements.
End of Year MAGI Show:
Every year, we intend to present a curated showcase of the work that you have presented in the course. This will usually consist of finished work, which is “ready” to go out into the world.
Students are expected to help the staff in the design, curation, organization and presentation of the show, counted toward your community mark.
Each year, we will attempt to provide you with the option and opportunity to travel to participate in a professional setting, or to engage with a specific practice. This might form part of your community mark, or you might be engaging with the creation of your own work.
MAGI has a website that we use to advertise and to archive the course. From time to time your work will be featured publicly. You will be encouraged to use and to contribute to the website throughout the course. The website is structured to help you archive your work, and will be used as a major tool in the development of your personal research repository.
Each MAGI student is expected to create, maintain, track and protect their development work in the course via a digital repository, made accessible through a URL. Although we do not dictate the technology, or services you use we strongly suggest that the journal has both online and offline versions, to protect you from data loss.
Celebrations & Alumni Gatherings
Periodically, you will be invited to attend, and sometimes curate events. It is here where we celebrate one another’s work, we encounter plans and we reconnect with the community. These events can be as big as curated, public exhibitions, or as small as reading or writing or makers groups.
We see your time at MAGI as a precious commodity. This is a rare time where you are able to throw yourselves into making something significant. We want you to be able to drive it, and all the staff are here to help you being relevant, well-practiced, and masterful.