Unity Beginners | Learning The Basics

Quickly & easily learn what Unity can do by building a strong understanding of its interface, tools and resources.
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Understand the Unity interface and tools
Learn how to set up projects and windows for a better workflow


  • This is a beginner series and no previous knowledge of Unity or game development is required.
  • This training was designed to give beginners strong foundation to move on to our other advanced courses.


Welcome to your first lessons in Unity created by experts here at the School of Game Design. The School of Game Design is an industry leader in game design education. We only create training videos which have been carefully produced by game design experts currently working in the game industry. With years of experience in both game development and teaching our expert team make these complex tools simple and fun to learn.

In this series, you will be learning the basics of the Unity game engine which is used by everyone from indie game developers to major game studios all over the world. Anyone who is serious about becoming a game designer should take the time to learn this user-friendly yet powerful 2D and 3D game development platform. Unity can be used to develop games, apps, and interactive content which can then be published to Mac, PC, gaming consoles like PS4, Nintendo, and Xbox, as well as all mobile devices.

Getting the right start with any software makes learning more advanced features down the road that much easier. This course takes the fear and frustration out of learning this powerful game development program by keeping things simple and to the point. You will quickly learn the fundamentals needed to have a strong base and the confidence to move on to the many more advanced Unity training tutorials we offer.

You should take this Unity course if you

  • Are completely new to Unity or game design

  • Want to learn how to make your own games or work in the game industry

  • Want a great understanding of the basics so you can easily follow along in later courses

By the end of this Unity training series you will:

  • Know how to properly install, setup, and launch Unity 5

  • Know how to navigate around your 3D scene

  • Know how to add 3D objects to your scene

  • How to organize your workspace and customize windows

  • Learn more about the online Unity community and assets store

  • Know how to open and view complex game projects

  • Have a excellent understanding of the tool bar and inspector panel

  • Be prepared to move on to the next series : Learning to code in C#

If you are completely new to Unity, then this course is exactly what you need to build a strong foundation and start your journey into  the exciting field of game design.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for students who are completely new to Unity and want a fun and easy way to quickly become familiar with this powerful game development tool.


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The School of Game Design was created to provide in-depth, current industry education in the area of interactive arts. We have our finger on the pulse of the tech industry and keep our curriculum up to date so our students are some of the most sought after artists and designers available. We arm students with the tools needed to thrive as designers, programmers, 3D animators, game developers, web designers, and UI / UX artists.


Unity, Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, GameSalad, and several other powerful programming languages are just some of the many topics we cover here at the School of Game Design. We pay close attention to the latest tools and techniques being utilized by the tech and gaming industries, making sure that what we teach, keeps our students on top of these fast growing technologies. We are always developing new training videos which help make our students leaders in their chosen fields.

All of our instructors here at the School of Game Design are experts at what they do and are currently working in the game, film, and tech industries with over 24 years of experience. Not only have we taught at major schools and studios like Ubisoft and the LA Film School, but our instructors have worked on Films like Lord of the Rings, and Rango. Our dedicated team has won major awards for their films, and innovative web designs and combined have launched over 30 apps to the iTunes App Store and Android Market.

We are pros at what we do and we have a passion for sharing our industry knowledge with our students.

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