Access free resources for teaching Unity technology in your classrooms, programs, and courses. Find complementary materials for educators and learners – lesson plans, standards alignment, projects, assessments, organizers, and more!
Education Grant License
Apply to get Unity Pro for in-class instruction and student practice. This license is free for qualifying not-for-profit education institutions. Educators may complete the quick online application on behalf of their school or program.
Access hundreds of tutorials, projects and courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. These resources are designed for the independent learner and can be used to supplement instructor-led learning.
Interactive design and development
Interactive design and development careers are growing rapidly and span industries, including:
Teach “Create with Code”
In this free course from Unity, students learn to Create with Code as they program their own projects from scratch in C#. They iterate with prototypes, tackle programming challenges, and complete quizzes. By the end of the course, students will be ready to put their skills to the test on the Unity Certified User Exam. Most importantly, they will know they can Create with Code. Educator resources included.
Please see the Teacher Training module for Create with Code to get information on best ways to bring this into the classroom.
Resources for students
Unity Student plan
Our new Unity Student plan gives eligible students free access to the professional-grade 3D development tools used on the job across industries. Collaborate easily on school projects, get unlimited access to Learn Premium, work in the easy-on-the-eyes dark UI environment great for those late nights, and more.
Home to Unity’s award-winning learning materials, our new learning platform makes it even easier to browse our resources. Discover hundreds of free projects and tutorials, including two new beginner projects – Ruby’s Adventure: 2D Beginner and John Lemon’s Haunted Jaunt: 3D Beginner.?
Create with Code
High school students can learn to Create with Code as they program their own exciting projects from scratch in C#.?
By the end of the course?they will be ready to earn the Unity Certified User: Programmer certification.
Student Ambassador Program
Join a global community of Unity creators and community organizers who are eager to help faculty and other students learn to create with Unity.?
Ambassadors receive Unity training and access to industry events.
Stand out from the crowd by becoming Unity Certified. A Unity Certification demonstrates to employers that you have the technical skills and applied knowledge they need.
Get inspired by these examples of work by real students in secondary and higher education.
Moncage – Solve An Incredible Perspective Based Puzzle Box
This experimental game is derived from a shader in Unity and demonstrates gameplay that is completely built upon the visuals, mostly implemented by manipulating the cameras in Unity. These creators combined their passions for art and games.
Lyra: The Traitor Lyngrave
Lyra was the Best Student Project of the 2018 Unity Awards and features nonlinear narrative with turn-based combat. The game follows two characters, Lyra and Oakmont, on their journey through a dark world currently embroiled in the stirrings of civil war.?Read more about this project on our blog.
In this first-person journey, your character will have to use parkour skills to cross these beautifully crafted landscapes. You’ll also uncover the secrets of a mysterious dormant village.
Project Pupil – Augmented Learning
Before digital, students learned a subject by observing, feeling, and discussing real objects. Project Pupil explores how education can return to the physical space by creating prototypes of augmented reality (AR) interactions and designs for future classrooms.
Afghan Hero Girl
CTI, founded by Fereshteh Forough, is the first coding academy for girls in Herat, Afghanistan. CTI has given more than 150 female students the skills and confidence to code, build apps, and generate work opportunities for themselves, including developing this 2D side-scrolling platformer.
Student-made Tire Change App in Unity for HTC Vive
Mark Suter’s Intro to Computer Programming class in an Ohio high school offers a broad curriculum where students can gain an understanding of the scope and scale of work it takes to produce quality software and see how it can fit into their career interests. Students use Unity to learn C# and to develop VR apps.
Chicken VR for HTC Vive
Two middle-schoolers were able to take their school's obsession with chickens into the virtual world. In this VR first-person chicken simulator, you can teleport around and explore, eating food, drinking water, and laying eggs.
In Evan Harrison’s class, part of the school’s Career and Technical Education Program, students animate elements within their Unity scenes using the timeline and physics and Rigidbody components to make interactive and realistic environments.
Started by UCF alumni, Limbitless Solutions is a UCF-based organization that partners with undergraduates and faculty to create prosthetic arms. Their first UCF-affiliated mobile game?helps children learn how to use their new bionic arms.
Teach Unity across a range of subjects
Create with Code is a standards-aligned full-course curriculum for teaching computer programming for Unity development. It includes everything educators need to successfully bring Unity into their classrooms. Students learn to program their own projects in C# coding language. Upon completion, students will be ready for the Unity Certified User: Programmer Exam.
Game design and development
Set students on the path to becoming game developers with Unity, the leading platform for game development used by professionals across the globe. Find everything you need to teach game design and development – from game design fundamentals, game narrative, and no-coding-required game kits, all the way to game projects they code themselves.
Virtual reality (VR)
Dive into creating virtual reality in your classroom, no experience required. Students learn how to develop a VR simulation and deploy it, with or without coding. This learning path includes standards-aligned lesson plans, assessments, assets, and learner-facing tutorials.
Science – physics
Engage students by using the physics functionality in the Unity platform. Students modify a catapult through parameters such as weight and angle to see motion trajectory, measure distance, and observe real physics behavior in action. This pathway includes flexible educator lesson plans, assessments, projects, and learner-facing tutorials.
Art and media
Explore interactive digital storytelling using Unity. Tap into how digital story writers construct narrative for interactive mediums, like games, film animations, and unique interactive art projects. See how Unity interface elements are used, understand core logic, interaction physics, and workflows for turning video and photographs into digital assets for your 3D environment.?
Explore math concepts like probability by manipulating an interactive Unity project. Access standards-aligned lesson plans, assets?and projects for engaging students with unique teaching techniques. See how core Unity capabilities and products can provide a primer and enable key concepts.
Market and demand
Unity Developer grew 5x as one of LinkedIn’s Top 20 Emerging Jobs and is the seventh fastest-growing job.
The average salary for interactive development is $85,121 versus the industry average of $53,040.
The XR Market & Demand is forecast to grow to over $215B by 2021.
Over 2.4 million active students used Unity in the past 12 months.
What educators say
“I'm teaching 21st century skills including creativity and critical thinking. ?With Unity, my students can manifest their world with a huge range and breadth in what they can build.”
“Interactive design and technologies impact students by giving them a platform to develop profound skills – perseverance, collaboration, pattern recognition, tool utilization, communication, and problem-solving.”
“Unity has been great for me to help students visualize objects versus just seeing the code. The dynamic and visual interface makes learning programming a lot more engaging and fun for students, which in turn helps me get students interested in the subject.”
“With interactive design as an important tool, ?Unity helps my students organize their thoughts, make their ideas concrete, and learn research skills.”
“I've used Unity as an important tool for visualizations and simulations; however, mostly I appreciate how easy and fun it is for students to create their own virtual environments using the terrain tools and the imported standard assets.”
“As a free tool with so much content, both in the form of tutorials and the manual/API, Unity makes it easy to provide students with the content they need to strengthen their skills.”
Unity and community support
Unity Global Education Advisory Board
Industry and academic leaders with expertise in cultivating and hiring interactive design and development talent meet twice a year to provide guidance and feedback on strategic decisions to fulfill Unity Education’s vision to enable everyone to become a creator.
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