Unity Essentials: Intro to Interactive Environments

Learn to build interactive experiences

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2022 Dates
UES 001:
Time: Every Monday and Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuition: $450
Online Platform: Webex

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This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Unity, the industry-standard cross-platform game engine. It is being used for building interactive 3D environments for video gaming, film, automotive, architecture, engineering, real estate, and construction. It is an essential skill for many industries since Unity can be used to create three-dimensional, two-dimensional, virtual reality, and augmented reality games, as well as simulations and other experiences.

This course is a Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning™ (SCREL™) Program. Unlike traditional distance and online learning models, SCREL enables real-time interactions between faculty, industry professionals. In addition, our intimate maximum class size of 14 students will enable in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas to maximize your learning experience and results.

This distance learning program is for anyone who wants to expand their creativity into the exciting field of interactive 3D environments. Prior coding experience is preferred but not required.

Technology Requirements: Please review System requirements for Unity

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What You Will Learn

  • Understanding the 3D environment of Unity: navigation, tools, simple modeling
  • Creating a virtual walk-through gallery
  • Controlling a game object: basic ideas of user input and system events
  • Bringing video into Unity: designing a TV inside a game environment
  • Introducing Bolt*: a C# editor that doesn’t require any programming background
  • Presentation skills

Meet Our Faculty

Marcin Ramocki

Marcin Ramocki
Digital Artist and Chair of IMedia Arts Department, New Jersey City University

Marcin Ramocki is a Polish-born NY artist working with a variety of computer-centered media. His practice ranges from digital installations and online work to feature-length documentary movies. Thematically, these often revolve around conceptual portraiture, fascination by various social networks, and self-reflective commentary on the contemporary art world. He is best known for his documentary projects ”8 BIT” (2006) and ”Brooklyn DIY” (2009), as well as shorter digital forms like ”Virtual Singer” (2000), ”Torcito Project” (2005) or ”Blogger Skins” (2009). Marcin’s work has been shown at MoMa, Hirshhorn Museum, Pacific Film Archives, Anthology Film Archives, Art Futura, Wexner Center, ZKM, ACME Melbourne, Le Palais de Glace Buenos Aires and many more. He is a proud member of the online collective spiritsurfers.net and occasionally published texts related to digital media and internet-related art. Marcin teaches New Media art at New Jersey City University.

Why FIT?

  • Certification from a world-renowned college
  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Our focus is helping you transition or advances your career
  • Our team-teaching methodology maximizes learning outcomes
  • Curriculum Designed by award-winning educators

Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning

FIT’s SCREL programs were developed by award-winning faculty members from FIT’s Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area and Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). It provides a hands-on learning experience that simulates the workflow of online collaboration and global teamwork, which is becoming a standard in the contemporary creative industry.

Synchronous: Real-time remote lectures, demonstrations, and discussions for instant feedback and dynamic exchange of ideas.

Collaborative: Adaptation of industry-standard tools that enable real-time online collaboration and teamwork.

Experiential: Hands-on experiential and project-based learning in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper understanding of the subject.

About the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.

About Creative Technology & Design (CT&D)

The CT&D program area was founded with a mission to elevate students’ understanding of advanced design concepts as well as their command of cutting-edge technology, CT&D at FIT provides a flexible curriculum and an empowering transdisciplinary learning environment. Our pedagogical goal is to nurture the next generation of creative technologists who will design digital products, platforms, and creative solutions that improve people’s lives.

CT&D Advisory Board

C.J. Yeh, Founder / Founder and Managing Partner, Cynda Media Lab 
Christie Shin, Partner / Design Director, Cynda Media Lab 
Paul Kim, Vice President of Strategy, North America HQ at Samsung Electronics 
Allison Ceraso, President and Chief Experience Officer, Havas Health Plus 
Marcin Ramocki, Chairman, MFA in Media Arts, New Jersey City University 
Akiko RokubeCreative Director, PwC Experience Center 
Jennifer BrunoDirector of Product, Fusion Media Group 
Ben MorejonCreative Director, Anomaly