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Jeff Herriott, Professor
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2020 Media Arts & Game Development Expo

Hamilton Room, University Center, UW-Whitewater

      The MAGD Expo, held this year on May 6, 2020, is a juried show of interactive entertainment, 3D, 2D, aural, virtual, and animated creative work held annually, in the University Center (Hamilton Room) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The show is open to individuals or groups of any age and is not limited to students. Learn more about submitting your work below. Deadline to submit your work is April 24.

  Schedule of Events

   4:00 - Doors Open
   7:00 - Keynote Speaker
   7:45 - Awards

Keynote Speaker, Theresa Corrao

Award winning Visual Effects Producer, Theresa Corrao has contributed to the VFXs on multiple Harry Potter Films including:  The Sorcerers Stone, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix.  Her work extends to other CGI movies such as Jurassic Park III, October Sky, Pacific Rim - Uprising, Jupiter Ascending, Sleepy Hollow, Mighty Jo Young, Contact, Mars Attacks!, Twister, Congo and Jumanji and has worked along side of acclaimed directors such as Tim Burton, Alfonso Curon, Joe Johnston, Christopher Columbus and the Wachowskis.  Her work on Prisoner of Azkaban was nominated for an Academy Award and won the coveted Visual Effects Society Award.  Currently, Mrs Corrao runs her own production company, Door 44 Films, which in 2006 produced two short films (Life Lottery and Beam Bag) and has plans to develop a feature film.  

Questions can be directed to Jeff Herriot,


Prizes (selected by invited judges including the guest presenters) will be awarded for excellence in creative and technical achievement, with a $500 cash prize for Best In Show, sponsored by the Max Mallory Foundation in honor of UW-Whitewater MAGD alum, Max Mallory, with additional cash prizes sponsored by Filament Games [link:], along with other swag, etc. Submissions will accepted in Video, Game, Interactive Design, and Audio Categories. The submission(s) should be made available for viewing online.

Complete the Submission Form by clicking here by April 24.

Accepted work will be exhibited in the University Center on Wednesday, May 6, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. You will be notified via e-mail if your work has been accepted to the 2020 MAGD Expo. Exhibitors of accepted entries must be prepared to provide all necessary equipment (laptop, speakers, software, etc.) to show their work. Contact Jeff Herriott, if you need special equipment.

Additionally, huge thanks to our sponsors who have contributed prizes for the Expo in the past: Raven SoftwareOnLive, BitShape Software, Filament Games, Certain AffinityIndieDBFoursquare, Zymo Interactive, Blackshell Media, Volition, the UWW Chancellor's office, and the College of Arts and Communication Visiting Artist and Speakers program. 

Our Sponsors

  • Raven Software
  • certain affinity
  • Indie DB
  • filamentgames
  • foursquare