Unity Educator plan
Get access to Unity Pro, cloud-based collaboration, Unity assets, and more to create teachable moments faster.
Accelerate your teaching with high-quality resources, including lesson plans, projects, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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
MonteBearo, University of Hertfordshire students
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.