Unreal Game Development Mini-Degree [2023]

Used by indie and AAA game developers alike, the Unreal Engine is a real-time 3D creation platform known for creating games with photorealistic visuals and lifelike animation. With its unique Blueprints Visual Scripting system, this powerful engine allows you to easily build your own games even if you’ve never coded before. Unreal Engine is also royalty-free until a game earns $1 million, making it one of the most popular engines in the game development industry.

In the Unreal Game Development Mini-Degree, you’ll build your own FPS games, platformers, RPGs, and more using the Unreal Engine.  While creating these portfolio-worthy projects, you’ll learn in-demand skills that will help you to pursue your own projects and launch a successful hobby or career.


You will learn:

  • Unreal Engine’s various features
  • Using the Blueprints Visual Scripting system
  • Animation controls with state machines
  • Materials and lighting
  • Controlling gameplay flow
  • Various game genre mechanics


Build Unreal Games

Create a portfolio of Unreal Engine game projects, including:

Showcase of six Unreal Engine projects covered in the Unreal Game Development Mini-Degree



Unreal Engine Learning Goals for Level 1

  • Tools overview
  • Objects, physics, & lighting
  • Blueprints Visual Scripting
  • Your first mini-projects

Unreal Engine Learning Goals for Level 2

  • Player movement
  • 3D level construction
  • Collectibles & enemies
  • Interaction systems

Unreal Engine Learning Goals for Level 3

  • Grid-based movement
  • Plane-oriented movement
  • Moving obstacles
  • Scoring systems

Unreal Engine Learning Goals for Level 4

  • First-person player & camera
  • Shooting mechanics
  • Animated enemies
  • Damage, ammo, & pickups

Unreal Engine Learning Goals for Level 5

  • Orbiting camera
  • Animation Blueprints
  • Attack & blocking mechanics
  • Terrain creation

Unreal Engine Learning Goals for Level 6

  • Unit movement
  • Turn-based & real-time gameplay
  • Blueprint inheritance
  • Strategy combat & puzzles


100% Beginner-Friendly

The Unreal Game Development Mini-Degree has been designed to make it easy for anyone to learn how to build their own games – they’re 100% beginner-friendly and no prior programming experience is needed to get started.

Unreal Engine’s unique Blueprints Visual Scripting system makes it incredibly easy for complete beginners to start creating – plus, our introductory courses will help you to quickly master the basics.


Understand the concepts behind game development

The Unreal Game Development Mini-Degree goes beyond surface-level content – it’s designed to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts behind creating games.

That way, you’ll be able to apply the skills that you’ve learned to building your own 3D projects.


Courses by the World’s Best 

Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.


Why Learn Game Development with Unreal?

All around the globe, the game development industry is seeing massive revenue increases, with the market expected to continue to grow by billions of dollars each year. Having been used by many AAA game studios to create some of the world’s most popular games, Unreal’s proven track record makes it a top choice for game development. Skills with Unreal are also in high demand in a number of other industries, including film, architecture, training, simulation, and more, setting you up for success across a wide range of sectors for years to come.

Bar graph showing number of companies in each industry using Unreal Engine

List of popular games made with Unreal Engine

Average salaries for various game dev related positions

Linechart showing the global games market forecast until 2025


Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.

With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!

✅ Watch video lessons

✅ Read text summaries

✅ Explore interactive lessons

✅ Practice with source code

✅ Build real projects

✅ Earn completion certificates


Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!

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The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience. A computer capable of running Unreal Engine will be needed.

Learn to develop 3D FPS games, RPGs, platformers, and more using the popular and powerful Unreal Engine

  • On-demand, 24/7 access
  • 17 hours of on-demand video
  • Certificate of completion
  • Closed captions


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