Unity Game Development Mini-Degree

Unity powers over half of the world’s games, and is used in over 190 countries across the globe. With its drag and drop environment, it’s easy to learn for complete beginners, yet its flexibility and ability to handle 3D, 2D, and mixed approaches ensure that more experienced developers always have something new to discover.

With the Unity Game Development Mini-Degree, you’ll build real projects with Unity that are perfect for your professional portfolio. You’ll create games in some of the most popular genres, including RPGs, FPS games, and idle games, and learn core game systems that can be added to your own projects. Through these courses, you’ll gain the in-demand skills needed to succeed in the game development industry.

 

You will master: 

  • Coding basics
  • UI systems
  • Audio effects
  • Cinematic cutscenes
  • Special effects
  • Procedural terrain
  • Animation

 

Unity Certified Experts

This curriculum has been designed by instructors who have been certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA in recognition of their programming excellence.

As a Unity Authorized Learning Partner, Zenva’s courses satisfy the highest standards in terms of both quality and relevancy.

Curriculum

Level 1 Unity Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 1: Game Development Fundamentals
  • C# language basics
  • Navigating the Unity editor
  • Build your first 3D Games

Level 2 Unity Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 2: Build Complete Games
  • Idle clicker games
  • Kart racing
  • Action RPGs
  • First-person shooters

Level 3 Unity Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 3: Storytelling Features
  • Animate humanoid rigs
  • Effects with Shader Graph
  • Cinematic cutscenes
  • Audio effects
  • UI systems

Level 4 Unity Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 4: Intermediate Development
  • Optimizing huge worlds
  • Procedurally generated terrain
  • Testing and debugging

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop Unity games – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.

 

Why Learn Game Development with Unity?

Unity is unquestionably one of the world’s most popular engines, and is preferred by many AAA and indie developers. It powers some of the most profitable games on today’s market – including games for PC, mobile, console, and even XR.

Popularity of Game Engines used for Steam Games

Various Unity Engine facts

Average salaries for game designers and game developers

List of popular games made with Unity, including Genshin Impact, Subnautica, and more

The game development industry is booming, and its market worth increases by billions of dollars each year. With high salaries to match the growing demand, mastering Unity can give you access to great earning potential, strong community support, and unlimited opportunities.

Worldwide games market revenue forecast for 2018-2022

 

<li>No prior experience with coding and game development is necessary</li> <li>Installation of the Unity IDE is covered in the Mini-Degree</li> <li>Course exercises can be completed on both Windows or Mac </li> <li>The Mini-Degree is suitable for all levels of proficiency, newcomers and advanced learners alike</li>
Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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