Artist

Gain a competitive advantage in the job market by validating your technical skills and mastery of the artistic execution of a real-time interactive software project.

For real-time 3D artists

This certification is designed for professional artists who have a mix of artistic and technical skills within the context of professional software development processes. Such roles include 3D Artist, 3D Generalist, Game Artist, Level Designer, Environment Artist, and 3D Visualization Artist. 

You may draw on a foundation in 2D art and animation to help prototype user interfaces and object movements, but you are primarily engaged in achieving a professional “look and feel” for real-time 3D applications.

 

Prerequisites

  • 2+ years of practical experience implementing 3D art and environments for video games or other real-time 3D applications built with Unity 
  • Experience importing, configuring, and lighting 3D objects and environments in Unity for a variety of platforms including PCs, mobile devices, and XR 
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle, from early concept through completion 
  • Experience prototyping 3D environments and application UI 
  • Foundational understanding of animation and 2D rendering 
  • Foundational understanding of Unity programming workflows and terminology
  • Experience in game development or other real-time 3D application development, such as simulation and design visualization
What’s on the exam?

You can expect to see questions across these topics:

  • Rendering 3D objects 
  • Lighting objects and environments 
  • Working with particles and effects 
  • Prototyping basic application elements 
  • Working with 2D assets 
  • Working with animation 
  • Working in software development teams
Exam Details

This exam is available in the following languages, and you can find more details about the exam in the links below:

Learn and practice

You can prepare to pass this certification with the following: 

Courseware 
Learn and practice the skills to be successful on exam day through an effective combination of videos, assessments, and challenges, including: 

  • 20+ design challenges with expert solutions 
  • 45+ learning hours in five full courses
  • 3 Unity projects 
  • Assessments and quizzes throughout 

Choose from either 6 months or 12 months of access to the courseware. 

Practice Test
Prepare to take your exam with an official practice test.

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Explore Certifications

Find the right certification to meet your needs. Check out Unity’s full suite of Certifications across four difficulty levels and specialization tracks ranging from Programmer to Artist.

User
High school and Unity beginners

These entry-level certifications validate your foundational skills in Unity and ability to create interactive, real-time 3D experiences.

Certified User: Programmer

Certified User: Artist (coming December 2020)

Certified User: VR Developer (coming December 2020)

Associate
Post-secondary and aspiring professionals

Designed for Unity beginners with a computer science background and hobbyists, stand out from the crowd when applying to your first Unity role.

Certified Associate: Game Developer

Certified Associate: Programmer (coming February 2021)

Certified Associate: Artist (coming February 2021)

Professional
2–4 years of Unity work experience

Continue growing your skills with a certification that highlights your readiness for your next professional challenge.

Certified Professional: Programmer

Certified Professional: Artist (this Certification)

Expert
5+ years of Unity work experience

Validate your expert-level skills and mastery of advanced Unity concepts. 

Certified Expert: Technical Artist in Shading & Effects

Certified Expert: Technical Artist in Rigging & Animation

Certified Expert: Programmer (coming September 2020)

Frequently asked questions

Can I take the Unity Certified Professional: Artist exam if I’ve already taken the Unity Certified Professional: Programmer exam?

Yes. If your skill set spans across both programming and art, you can become certified in both specialties. Each exam is specific to that discipline.

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