Teach in-demand tech skills
At Unity, we believe that high-quality education should be available to everyone. We develop resources in collaboration with educators to ensure you're well-equipped to provide valuable, engaging learning experiences to students of all backgrounds, preparing them to thrive in their future careers.
Professional development for educators
Improve your skills and learn how to bring Unity into your classroom. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we have resources to support you in growing your knowledge and preparing to teach.
Free Unity license for educators
Unity licenses are free for educators. Use yours to prepare students for in-demand careers and help them unleash their creativity with industry-leading tools.
Free planning resources for educators
Cut down on time spent planning courses. Use our free resources to teach students how to create interactive products and experiences in 2D, 3D, AR, and VR.
Stand out from the crowd
Impress potential employers and demonstrate your grasp of core Unity skills with our suite of certifications, ranging from User to Expert.
Unity for all educational settings
Integrate Unity real-time 3D creation into your high school or post-secondary courses.
Education Grant License
Power cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Free for qualifying institutions.
- Multi-seat Unity licenses
- Core Unity real-time development platform
Unity Academic Alliance
Join a global network of higher-ed institutions using Unity to propel students to success.
- Up to 70% off Unity products
- Member school portal
- Teaching and course planning resources
- Curricular Frameworks
- Private member community
Immerse students in RT3D development with engaging, project-based learning experiences.
- Cloud-based Unity Editor
- Flexible instructional resources
- Educator portal
- Standards-aligned learning
- Compatible with Chromebooks
Demand for real-time 3D skills has grown 601% faster than the market overall.
Resources for teaching Unity Pathways
Unity Learn offers free online learning Pathways. These in-depth, self-guided experiences are suitable for use as extracurricular activities or as part of your program materials.
A first step toward gaining the context and skills needed to create in Unity. Completing the Pathway gives students the foundation to embark on further learning.
For anyone interested in learning to code or obtaining an entry-level Unity role. This Pathway equips students to take the Unity Certified Associate: Programmer exam.
Covers all of the core elements needed to bring any vision to life. Students learn visual effects (VFX), lighting, animation, audio, UI, and other code-free creative skills.
Bring Unity into your curriculum with free Unity Learn courses designed to get educators ready to provide engaging, scaffolded learning experiences across a broad spectrum 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 computer science classrooms. Students learn to program their own projects in C# coding language and, upon completion, will be ready for the Unity Certified User: Programmer Exam.
Get started with Create with Code [36 hours 30 minutes]
Game design and development
Set students on the path to becoming game developers with Unity, the platform used by professionals around the world. 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 student-led projects they code themselves.
Teaching game design and development [36 hours 50 minutes]
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 of VR in education settings. Planning resources – including a syllabus, lesson plans, and more – prepare educators to lead students in confidently developing interactive VR experiences in Unity.
Dive into Create with VR [30 hours]
AI and machine learning
Creating responsive and intelligent virtual players and non-playable game characters (NPCs) is hard, especially when the game is complex. To create intelligent behaviors, developers previously had to write tons of code or use highly specialized tools. Now, with machine learning, developers can more easily build these elements and achieve dynamic, compelling gameplay.
Film, animation, and storytelling
Explore interactive digital storytelling using Unity and 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 and develop an understanding of core logic, interaction physics, and workflows for turning video and photographs into digital assets for your 3D environments.
“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.”
Further your education and development
Free resources for maximizing you and your students’ potential inside the classroom and beyond.
Empower your students
Unity Student plan
The Unity Student plan gives eligible students free access to Unity so they can easily collaborate on school projects and practice their Unity skills at home.
Unity Learn is home to hundreds of hours of free, on-demand learning content and career Pathways designed to upskill creators of all levels. Students can use Learn projects to build their portfolios, earn sharable digital credentials, and prepare for certification.
Students stand out from the crowd when they’re certified. A Unity certification demonstrates to future employers that students have the technical skills and applied knowledge they need to succeed.