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Program Overview

Unity’s Academic Alliance is a consortium of post-secondary education institutions that are committed to advancing their students’ and faculty awareness, skills and inspiration for creating immersive experiences in 2D, 3D, VR and AR.

Unity Academic Alliance members receive guidance, support and educational products that enable the development of new curriculum or programs or enrich their existing programs. The program is designed to help keep your school, faculty and students at the forefront of innovation and technology.

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Membership Qualifications

Unity Academic Alliance membership is extended to post-secondary education institutions that feature Unity in their degree-seeking curriculums, have at least one Unity Certified Instructor (UCI) on campus or are currently working towards developing a UCI, and offer Unity certifications to their students. UAA members pay a yearly membership fee.

Membership Benefits

- Easy to embed modular course content maintained by Unity experts
- Learning pathways and instructor enablement resources
- Up to 2 reserved positions in Unity’s student ambassador program
- Global consortium membership; formal recognition and branding assets

Access to Unity Licenses

Member institutions qualify for up to 1,000 Unity Education Licenses yearly. They also get to choose an educational product package that best suits their needs and goals.

  • Choice between 2 product packages: Certification Pack or Workshop Pack
  • Ability to add on additional products at discounted academic prices 

Educator Professional Development

  • Unity Certified Instructor accreditation (up to 5 instructors)
  • Unity offers ongoing professional development for UCIs

Network of Fellow Member Schools

  • Private Connect community for member mindshare & communications
  • Event tickets (3) to Unity Developer Days or Unite Conferences

Formal Recognition

Receive formal recognition of your institution’s advanced focus on Unity technology and in the fields of 2D, 3D, AR and VR

  • UAA Member branding logo stamp for usage in your promotional communications
  • Listing as Member on Unity Academic Alliance Website

Access up-to-date information

  • Up to date innovation updates through member newsletters and live member quarterly webinars

Support & Guidance

  • Unity program manager
  • Additional opportunities, such as access to Unity Evangelists, prizes for student competitions, etc, are subject to region, availability and restrictions.

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UAA Membership is open to post-secondary education institutions only: universities, colleges, vocational and trade schools.

  • Submit a Unity Academic Alliance Member application.
  • Employ at least one person who is a Unity Certified Instructor (UCI), or have at least one person employed by your institution who is working towards earning UCI status.
  • Or partner with a third-party UCI.
  • Offer Unity Certifications to your student population.
  • Offer Unity education resources in your institution’s curriculums or programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about the existing members of the global program?

Click here to find out more about the global program

What are the criteria for Partner selection?

UAA members are selected based on their level of commitment to furthering the field of 2D, 3D, VR, AR and immersive media, and on the degree to which they include teaching/learning Unity in their curriculums and programs. UAA members must have at least one Unity Certified Instructor (UCI) employed on their campus or be working towards employing at least one individual who is a UCI.

What fees are associated with the Unity Academic Alliance Program?

There is an annual membership fee for inclusion in the Unity Academic Alliance, which is based on the academic year and varies by region. Membership in the UAA may qualify your institution for discounts on Unity products, certifications and services. For details on the applicable fees please contact unity@knowledgepoint.com

Can the Unity software licences granted through the Unity Academc Alliance Program be used for commercial purposes?

Unity software licenses granted under the Academic Alliance Program are for in-class instruction only. Under no circumstances shall the Partner use, or permit others to use, the licenses for any commercial purpose or for-profit enterprise of any kind. Unity software licenses are subject to additional age and consent restrictions published athttps://unity3d.com/legal/terms-of-service (or its successor site), which UAA members must review and adhered to for all students access to and use of the Unity software.

How can my institution offer Unity Education?

Unity in-person and virtual training workshops offered by Unity and its partners are additional resources for your organization to teach/learn.

What is the Unity Certified Instructor Program?

Click here to find out more about the program and how you can apply.

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Who is Unity?

Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D creative platform, powering rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR, and AR experiences. More than 60% of all AR/VR content is made with Unity. If you’re a creator with the ambition to start working in 3D, VR, gaming, or other forms of real-time interactive development, Unity will get you there.