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Unity 3D Academy

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Description

In this part-time professional learning program, participants will engage in hands-on project-based learning activities that will prepare them for three global certifications from one of the leading 2D, 3D, VR applications in the world – Unity! The framework to learning Unity starts with gaining basic skills, applying those skills, to advancing to a certified Unity 3D Artist and Developer.

Entry to intermediate developers across all industries can validate their abilities and demonstrate their commitment to professional standards with the Unity 3D Professional Academy. With Unity professional certifications, you will be ready to improve your job performance and prospecting across many industries—from gaming to engineering to automotive and more.

Why take this program?

  • Real-world business application for the jobs of today and the future
  • Hands-on instruction and activities with a small class size
  • Unity authorized curriculum leading to globally recognized credentials
  • Unity Certified Instructors with real-world 3D design and development experience
  • Affordable and convenient with evening courses paced over several months

Academy Framework

Course 1: Unity Certified Associate

This course provides a foundation for learners Unity and game development and prepares participants for the Unity Certified Associate exam. In this course, learners will complete applied project activities including:

  • Build and customize 2D environments
  • Build a 2D mobile game from the ground up
  • Learn 3D project structure through creating and customizing a 3D environment
  • Learn how to create high quality 3D interactions

Skill Competencies: Asset management, UI implementation, Navigation workflows, C# Programming basics, Basic Animation, Basic Materials & Effects, 2D & 3D Tool workflows, Lighting workflows, Physics workflows, Audio workflows, VR scenes & objects workflows

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Course 2: Unity Certified Professional Programmer

This professional level course builds upon the Unity Certified Associate, and provides learners with an intermediate skill set in Unity and 3D environment programming. Upon completion of the course participants will be and prepared for the Unity Certified Professional Programmer exam. In this course, learners will complete applied project activities including:

  • Analyze diagnostic data and apply optimization techniques
  • Design and develop mobile VR handheld AR applications
  • Learn optimization techniques, ergonomics, physics and audio for VR
  • Learn about features and workflows in Unity and fix common errors when migrating projects

Skill Competencies: Programming interactions, Programming for design, PiXYZ workflow, Software Development workflows, Optimization workflows, Working in the Art Pipeline, Developing Application Systems

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Course 3: Unity Certified 3D Artist and Designer

This professional level course builds upon the Unity Certified Associate and Unity Certified Professional Programmer, and provides learners with an intermediate skill set in Unity and 3D environment design and creation. Upon completion of the course participants will be and prepared for the Unity Certified Professional Artist exam. In this course, learners will complete applied project activities including:

  • Learn ways to optimize artistic workflows by creating content and iterating using Unity Editor
  • Learn to import CAD Models with PiXYZ
  • Develop a basic VR game and learn game development process
  • Create beautiful 3D models and renderings
  • Develop a real-time 3D application using stunning visuals

Skill Competencies: Character development, Animation workflows, Prototyping workflows, Particle & effects workflows, Physics Workflows, Optimization workflows, 3D Rendering workflows, Rigging Fundamentals, Lighting workflows, DCC workflows, Designing for VR UI/UX, Software Development basics

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Audience

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Interior design
  • Real estate
  • Automotive
  • Gaming
  • Film
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Manufacturing and many more…
Sample job title examples for program completers:
  • Gaming Software Developer
  • VR Engineer
  • 3D Developer
  • 3D Programmer
  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Generalist
  • Game Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Environment Artist
  • 3D Visualization Artist

Apply Now

All applications will be reviewed within 15 days of the application deadline. Applicants are notified of admission status by email via the email address in the Application Form. Applicants are responsible for notifying MCC staff if contact information changes during admissions process. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years or older to apply. Accepted participants must pay in full Application information and guidelines are subject to change without notice. Program admits a maximum of 10 applicants each submission period. Submission of application does not guarantee acceptance in the program. If an applicant is not accepted for any reason, individual can submit application for future offerings.

Selection Criteria

Candidates are accepted into the program based upon the follow selection criteria:

  • Date MCC receives a signed application document before application deadline
  • Ability to attend required class sessions
  • Meets education and work experience background to be successful, which is determined by committee review from information gathered in the program application.

Application Process

  • Step 1: Submit an application here.
  • Step 2: If you receive an acceptance notification from MCC, confirm your acceptance through registration by calling MCC at 531-622-2400 or online by the registration and payment deadline listed on this page. Applications are reviewed by committee and could take up to 30 days for notification of acceptance.
  • Step 3: Prepare to start class in February 2020.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline January 15th, 2020
Admitted Applicants Final Notification Date January 20th, 2020
Registration and Payment Deadline January 27th, 2020
Program Begins February 4th, 2020
Maximum Number of Accepted Applicants 10

Program Details

Date, Time, and Location:

  • February 4th - June 18th, 2020
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
  • MCC Fort Omaha Campus, Building 24

Price:

  • Tuition: $3,995 + Fees
  • eBook Fee: $670 - includes 3 eBooks and Unity Certified Associate courseware
  • Exam Fee: $210

Academy Prerequisites:

  • 1-2 years minimum education or experience in programming
  • Proficiency in C# is strongly suggested

Contact

For more information about Unity courses or to customize this training for your organization, contact us here. or by phone at (531) 622-4771.

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Course Instructor

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Rick Sweenie

Richard has over 20 years of corporate software development and 3D game design experience using programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, PHP and JavaScript. His work experience includes owning a design and animation business for several years and working at an animation and game design studio in Kansas City and Omaha. Through his work, Rick has created 2D, 3D, mobile and VR interactive games, activities and illustrations for a variety of businesses, including experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) creating 3D modeling visualization applications for Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Rick holds a degree in Microcomputer Programming, a certificate in Character Animation, and is a Unity Certified Instructor.