Introduction to Unity Games Development

Course code: WCAR900P

Subject area: Games Development

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


22nd Apr 2021 - 17th Jun 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

Do you wish to improve your IT literacy and gain introductory skills in the video games industry? This course utilises the industry standard video game development engine Unity and is perfect for an individual looking to dip their toe into C# coding or looking to broaden their skills in digital media. Focused predominately on the creation of a 2D space invaders game the course covers the basic layout of Unity, creating a player character, firing a weapon, basic enemies, scoreboards and 3D terrain creation.

An understanding of Unity’s layout and core tools, 2D games development and 3D games development as well as basic Object orientated coding principals in C#. You will learn the basic Unity layout, the hierarchy, project, inspector, scene and game menus. Learn to use Unity’s default tools and premade assets to create a piece of 3D terrain and a game character.

Then go on to build upon Unity3D with a UI, interactable objects, particle emitters, sound emitters, physics, scene transitions, importing own assets, skyboxes and an introductory session into coding structure. With 2D Unity Development you will then learn how certain components are different but the same, the difference between 2D and 3D physics – the end objective will be to make space invaders the game via 5 C# scripts.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 18/02/21

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

The result of the course is to offer software familiarity and to allow you to go away and become a hobbyist games developer, or to introduce coding and IT literacy. It would befit an artist looking to get a technical understanding of the application of 3D art, or someone looking to be introduced to software development in a more user-friendly way.
There are no formal entry requirements however it is advisable that you have a good level of English and Maths as coding has a steep learning curve and it is very easy to get frustrated. Attention to detail spelling and grammar is key, but so is the ability to understand why you are doing something a certain way

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £88.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £88.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £52.80
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £52.80

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Practical hands on applications and assessment via induvial, peer and group assessment you will be encouraged to be both an efficient planner and work both on your own and with others