Prepare your students for the jobs of tomorrow

Teach your students how to create AR and VR, 2D and 3D game development and more.

 

Unity Educator plan

Get access to Unity Pro, cloud-based collaboration, Unity assets, and more to create teachable moments faster.

Educator hub

Accelerate your teaching with high-quality resources, including lesson plans, projects, and more.

Classroom licenses

Access Unity education licenses for classroom instruction.

Unity Academic Alliance

Learn how your post-secondary institution can get access to Unity Pro, Unity Certification materials, and up to 70% off Unity products.

Interactive design and development

Interactive design and development careers are growing rapidly and span industries, including:

  • Game design and development
  • Film, animation and cinematics
  • Teaching and training
  • Automotive and manufacturing
  • Architecture, engineering and construction

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.

Unity Learn

Home to Unity’s award-winning learning materials, our learning platform makes it even easier to browse our resources. Discover hundreds of free projects and tutorials, including beginner projects.

Career pathways

Gain the skills you need for a role in real-time 3D development. Through step-by-step interactive missions, students build a Unity portfolio and the skill set to land a job in gaming, graphics, AR/VR programming, and more.

Certifications

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.

 

Teach Unity across a range of subjects

Computer science

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)

Create with VR is an introductory course where students learn the fundamentals of designing and developing virtual reality (VR) applications. Recorded live sessions with expert educators are included to help refine implementation in the classroom. Planning resources – including a syllabus, lesson plans, and more – prepare educators to empower students to confidently develop interactive VR experiences in Unity.

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 storytellers construct narratives for interactive media like games, film animations, and unique art projects. See how Unity UI elements are used, understand core logic, interaction physics, and workflows for turning video and photographs into digital assets for your 3D environment.

Math concepts

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 is forecast to grow to over $215B by end of 2021.

Over 2.4 million active students used Unity in the past 12 months.

What educators say

Yvie Raij, Teacher, Balboa High School

“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.”

Yvie Raij, Teacher, Balboa High School
Zackary Spink, Computer Science Specialist, NEA Education Cooperative

“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.”

Zackary Spink, Computer Science Specialist, NEA Education Cooperative
Azine Davoudzadeh, AP Computer Science/VS.Net Teacher, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon Valley Unified School District

“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.”

Azine Davoudzadeh, AP Computer Science/VS.Net Teacher, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Alexei Othenin-Girard, Teacher and Program Coordinator, Balboa High School Game Design Academy

“With interactive design as an important tool,  Unity helps my students organize their thoughts, make their ideas concrete, and learn research skills.”

Alexei Othenin-Girard, Teacher and Program Coordinator, Balboa High School Game Design Academy
Evan Harrison, Educator, Chimacum High School, Chimacum School District #49

“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.”

Evan Harrison, Educator, Chimacum High School, Chimacum School District #49
Krystel Theuvenin, Teacher, Academy of Innovative Technology High School

“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.”

Krystel Theuvenin, Teacher, Academy of Innovative Technology High School

Get the free Unity Curricular Framework

This free toolkit will help you create a Unity curriculum. It includes the Unity Curricular Framework and Professional Skills Standards, which map to learning objectives for academic standards and are designed to achieve high-quality outcomes in the classroom.

Instructor training and certifications

Unity Certified Instructors can deliver Unity Authorized Workshops that make an impact on students. Facilitate the growing number of creators who want to learn Unity 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.

Join our Education community on Facebook

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