New learning platform provides exclusive access to gaming and industry-specific resources, live sessions with Unity experts, advanced learning content, and more
SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 27, 2019 — Unity Technologies ( https://unity.com), creator of the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D development platform, today announced Unity Learn Premium, the most comprehensive source of learning content to date for professionals and hobbyists looking to advance their Unity knowledge and skills within their industry. Unity Learn Premium builds upon the launch of the free Unity Learn platform, announced earlier this year, by now offering live access to Unity experts, and a variety of learning content across industries, including gaming, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), automotive, transportation, and manufacturing (ATM), and media and entertainment (M&E).
Designed with the needs and time constraints of today’s professionals in mind, Unity Learn Premium allows hobbyists to advance quickly, and for professionals already using Unity to deepen their specializations. The platform offers the chance for creators to get immediate answers, feedback, and guidance directly from experts with Learn Live, biweekly interactive sessions with Unity-certified instructors. Learners can track progress on guided learning paths, work through shared challenges with peers, and access an exclusive library of resources updated every month with the latest Unity releases and best practices.
“Until now, there wasn’t a definitive learning resource for learning intermediate to advanced Unity skills, particularly for professionals in industries beyond gaming,” said Jessica Lindl, VP and Global Head of Education, Unity Technologies. “We’re witnessing the adoption of real-time 3D across all industries, as it becomes an essential tool for creation moving forward. The timing is ideal to offer rich learning content to professionals looking to excel in their careers and be at the forefront of a digital revolution.”
Unity Learn Premium will be available at no additional cost for Plus and Pro subscribers and offered as a standalone subscription for $15/month. You can access more information here.
“Getting immediate feedback and answers from Unity experts not only gives me that extra edge, it also shortens production times. Having a larger community I can connect with, learn from, and share my knowledge with is priceless,” said Alessandro Salvati, Senior Developer/Tech Lead.
The Unity Learn Premium announcement comes on the heels of the launch of the Unity Academic Alliance, a membership program that gives educators and institutions of higher learning everything they need to incorporate Unity into their curriculum. Unity is one of the most in-demand tech skills, growing at more than 57 percent in the next three years. Additionally, over 2.4 million active students used Unity in the past 12 months.
“The workplace of today and tomorrow is fast-paced and driven by innovation, meaning workers need to become lifelong learners, using new technologies to upskill and ultimately advance their careers. We hope that Unity Learn Premium will be the perfect tool for professionals to continue on this learning path,” Lindl adds.
About Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. The company’s 1000 person development team keeps Unity at the bleeding-edge of technology by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Oculus and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Games and experiences made with Unity have reached ~3 billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 28 billion times in the last 12 months. Unity’s renowned flexibility gives developers the power to target and optimize their creations for 25+ platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Gameroom (Facebook), SteamVR (PC & Mac), Oculus, PSVR, Gear VR, HoloLens, ARKit (Apple), ARCore (Google) and more. Unity also offers solutions and services for connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification.