In a typical Magischola, there are several classes that one might expect to attend, several (but not all) are detailed below. It should be noted that a Magischola may offer classes not on this list, and may not offer every class on this list.
This course covers the distillation of magical ingredients to create potions that produce the desired effects. In years two or three, more complicated instruction in the brewing, distilling, infusing, and concocting of magical ingredients into various draughts and drams for specific purposes.
Also known as artificiery. This course is a hands-on experience working with various materials and their magical properties in order to imbue and dispel (some might say encode and decode) magical energies. In year one, students are introduced to the crafting of magical objects and talismans using a variety of artificing techniques, and imbuing those objects with magical energies to achieve the desired effects. Typically second and third years begin studying advanced crafting of objects such as charms, talismans, wands, staffs, orbs, and items that enhance (or harm) a magic user’s power. Use of a variety of techniques to store magical energies in objects, including an exploration of modern mundane science and technology for comparative purposes only.
This course examines not only spells that affect the thinking ability of the mage, but also the way preconceptions and point of view can themselves affect spell outcomes.
A study of unique magical creatures, their preferred habitats, unique properties, and their unusual adaptations. For most second and third years this class shifts more to a focused study on the ecologies, management, preservation and conservation of habitats and magical creatures to allow them to thrive and be safe without interfering or harming mundane or Magimundi populations. For most third years, they begin focusing on the study of anatomy, magical uses, harvest of parts, sustainable farming and ranching, and veterinary care of North American cryptids and magical creatures.
This course examines the magical resonances in the material world and their disparate effects and uses, from amplification, to focusing, to reflection. For second and third years, most begin to study into the magical resonances in crystals, gems, metals and other elements present or transmuted in air, water, earth or fire.
This course introduces various techniques and mathematical models to locate, divine, and interpret information and energies across planes of existence. Older students begin the advanced study into techniques such as dowsing, tea-reading, tarot, palmistry, phrenology, augury, geomancy, sacred geometry, astrology, arithmancy, etc.
This highly practical course focuses on spells for healing trauma, antidotes for curing poison, and an in-depth look at the potential for mundane medicine to be combined with magic. Year one: Introduction to the practical healing arts, including administration of healing magic and care of patients. For most second and third years this class becomes a focused study on the spells for healing trauma, antidotes for curing poison, and an in-depth look at the potential for mundane medicine to be combined with magic. Includes diagnosis and treatment of magical maladies, ailments, and afflictions.
A study into both the ecology and properties of magical plants. Year two: Focused study in the identification of magical plants by their leaves, bark, seeds, flowers, and other characteristics. Exploration of each plant’s benefits and banes for magical and culinary purposes. Year three: Advanced study of the magical properties of plants and how to identify them and use them in the preparation of magical components and ingredients used for various purposes.
This course focuses on physical training and offensive and defensive spellcasting to help Wizards prevail against a variety of villains, monsters, and cursed objects. Based on the original set of spells developed by Étienne Brûlé himself, the course also includes more recent spells and techniques for when escalation or de-escalation is required.
This course covers understanding and interpreting information in magical residue, and how wands have trace evidence of the spells they were used to cast. Most second years begin advanced study of the investigative techniques to determine the effects of magic on people and objects as well as to theorize the chain of magic used to obtain those effects. Touches upon the limits of those techniques and how nefarious mages may attempt to thwart them. In the third year of Magischola, this class covers the applied approach to forensic investigations of magical use, through a case-study and simulation approach.
This course covers Magimundi Law, examining cases, judicial procedure, variances between provinces, and may include a mock trial. Introduction to Magimundi Law, including philosophy of jurisprudence, history of important edicts and decisions. Second year students begin the intense study of Magimundi legal cases and judicial procedure, including variances between provinces. In the third year, students begin covering the applied case study approach to Magimundi legal concerns, particularly of Solaris province. Students will advocate for and against defendants and perpetrators of magical malfeasance in simulated crimes and misdemeanors.
This is a three-year mandatory course of study that forms the backbone of the Wizard education, no matter the major. In the first year, students are introduced to the philosophies of magic and major ethical issues in the Magimundi and throughout history. Second years wrestle with more complex philosophical debates, and third years work in small groups on applied projects that take a stand on one or more ethical debates in the use of magic.
This course teaches the practice of ceremonial magic that uses set sequences of gestures, words, and magickal objects and components to achieve the desired outcome. For most second and third years this class includes the advanced study of various grimoires and texts traditional to the Magimundi for performing calendrical and commemorative rituals, summoning and commanding unearthly entities, making and imbuing talismans, and other magical rites.
This course, known as the Wizard’s “bread and butter,” is in many ways the decoding and encoding of arcane energies themselves. Words and glyphs hold great power, and deciphering and combining them is a means of achieving powerful results. Includes ancient languages, alphabets, glyphs, sigils, and codes.