"This school exists for a single and timeless purpose: to reveal your innate abilities and hone them to the highest degree. Now, what you do with it after that is entirely up to you. If you want to take over the world, we don't teach that, but give it a go."
Henry Fogg[src]

Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, also known as Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic, or simply Brakebills, is the premier institution for the study of magic in North America.



Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy was established in Upstate New York in 1763.[1]

Entering the Campus

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Academic Staff

Name Subject Status
Henry Fogg Administration Dean of Brakebills
Lipson Practical Applications Professor
Pearl Sunderland Astronamy Professor
Van der Weghe Alchemy Professor
March Administration Professor
Hamish Bax Botany Professor
Helen Cryptozoology Professor
Li Administration Professor
Foxtree Welters Referee Professor
Brzezinski Potions Professor



Behind the Scenes

  • The Magicians producer and showrunner Sera Gamble revealed in an interview with Slate that Brakebills was changed fram an undergraduate program to a graduate school due to considerations for practical production: "According to executive producer Sera Gamble, Brakebills was originally an undergraduate campus in the show, just as it is in the books. “Then we took it out into the world to sell it,” Gamble said. One of the first things SYFY pointed out was the practical challenge of depicting characters who would have to age so drastically as the series progressed. Over the course of the three books, the central characters age from their late teen years into their ’30s. “That was sort of our practical production consideration: We want to be able to tell a story that takes place over 10 to 15 years,” Gamble said. And the difference between an actor who looks 17 and one who looks 22, Gamble said, is very dramatic. So, why not swap the college out for graduate school? They brought it to Lev Grossman, who served as a creative consultant for the show. “He embraced the idea immediately,” Gamble said."[3]

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