MAGD EXPO 2021

MAY 18 – JUNE 19

ABOUT

The Expo is an annual juried event, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program, which features interactive entertainment, 3D, 2D, aural, virtual, and animated creative work.

Our annual event is typically held on campus of UW-Whitewater, but because of the global pandemic, this year’s event is taking place in a virtual environment online.

The winter Expo includes a small sample of recent work in addition to the prize winners from our larger spring event.

We hope you’ll spend some time experiencing, playing, and viewing our students’ projects from this year and also participate in choosing our people’s choice award.

SCHEDULE

MAY 18 – JUNE 19

All projects will be viewable.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Vote in the people’s choice awards to support your favorite project!

LIVE STREAM EVENTS TBD

There will be judges, prizes, and live stream events. Look forward to it!

EXPERIENCE

Students submit projects in the following categories. Some projects are created as part of course work, while others are side projects or created with colleagues in the GAMED student organization. Please take a moment to enjoy their hard work!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Vote in the people's choice awards to support your favorite project!

MAGD EXPO 2020 SPONSORS

BECOME A SPONSOR FOR 2021

Our event helps students gain experience by sharing their work with the public in a professional setting and receiving feedback from industry experts.

Sponsorship money goes directly to student awards.

We hold multiple game jams a year where students across the program collaborate in 48 hour sessions to complete mini projects.

Students earn credit with our Game Jams course held multiple times a semester.

Students design their own senior projects. Kalei shows her UI/UX design to Dean Hayes.

Our students can gain experience making games in virtual reality. 

Our students also gain experience creating games for alternative controls. Luke and Nicole are showing off their mid-air haptic feedback rhythm game.

Motion capture can bring your VR, AR, Motion Graphic to life. We have a new suit- and marker-based system.

Our annual summer camp brings in future students from 8th grade to seniors in high school to campus for a week of game development.

Nathan creates sound and audio for games. Courses in electronic music help make that happen.

Students can bring their own drawing tablets or check out equipment for their use.

About the MAGD Program

The Media Arts and Game Development Program’s mission is to deliver effective and relevant interdisciplinary curriculum responsive to the growing needs of the rapidly changing, evolving, and emerging time-based and interactive media disciplines and professions.