Subjects for a Magic School

19 Jun

Trying to stay away from Harry Potter and probably not succeeding.

Control and Magical Ethics – arguably the most important class in First Year. Students go through hours of meditation to learn how to unlock their powers without losing control, later becomes a series of lectures on when it is and is not appropriate to use magic.

Projective magic (spellcasting) – charms and curses

Protective magic (warding) – wards to defend oneself and others.

Infused magic – studying infusing magic into items to create magical technology.

Earth magic – harnessing the natural magical proprieties of plants, animals and suchlike. Effectively a potions class, although not named that way for obvious reasons.)

Healing magic – magic to heal human beings.

War Magic – Third Year onwards, intended to develop military-grade sorcerers.

Alchemy and Transfiguration – affecting someone or something’s physical form.

Sprites and Demonology – harnessing sprites and demons to serve one’s purposes. Demons pretty much a no-no unless someone intends to bargain away their soul.

Mentalist magic – magic including mental projection, shielding, telepathy and mental compulsion.

Necromancy – manipulating the dead, but also includes things like vampires, ghosts and nastier creatures.

Dimensional manipulation – using magic to create interior spaces and pocket dimensions.

Divining – attempting to determine the future. Very few people have any talent for it at all, but the school tests everyone, hoping to find another full-blooded oracle to help them.

History – outlines magical history

Artwork – strictly speaking, related to infusing but treated as a separate subject. Students learn how to create magical artwork, some of which can be very dangerous.

Mathamancy – magical equations and using them to manipulate the world

4 Responses to “Subjects for a Magic School”

  1. The Deposed King June 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    A decent basis. A few extras in there from the usual cannon but nothing spectacular.

    However with this many magic schools there’s lots of room for specialization.

    The Depose dKing

  2. diya malhotra September 6, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    it helped me a lot. thank you.

  3. Coralie the Crazy February 14, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    Thank you

  4. thisisellaz January 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    This was very helpful

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