About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for beginning programmers who want to learn how to program Unity games using C#. The first course assumes no programming experience, and throughout the 5 courses in the specialization you'll learn how to program in C# and how to use that C# knowledge to program Unity games. The C# and Unity material in the first 4 courses in the specialization is slightly more comprehensive than the content in the first 2 game programming courses at UCCS. “Unity” is a trademark or registered trademark of Unity Technologies or its affiliates in the U.S. and elsewhere. The courses in this specialization are independent works and are not sponsored by, authorized by, or affiliated with Unity Technologies or its affiliates
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, German, Chinese (Simplified)
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, German, Chinese (Simplified)

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to C# Programming and Unity

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620 ratings
184 reviews
Course2

Course 2

More C# Programming and Unity

4.8
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200 ratings
43 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming for Unity Games

4.7
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104 ratings
23 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Data Structures and Design Patterns for Game Developers

4.6
stars
45 ratings
9 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You can complete the specialization 24 weeks if you overlap the last week of a course with the first week of the next course. This should work fine because the last week for those overlapping courses has a very light workload

  • None, the specialization doesn't assume you have any programming or Unity knowledge when you start

  • The specialization is designed for you to take the courses in order because each of the courses builds on the knowledge you should have learned in the previous courses. If you have previous C# programming experience and have already written some small games in Unity, you can probably shuffle the order around, though you should definitely save the Capstone for last.

  • No, the Specialization doesn't get you university credit.

  • You'll be able to program small (by commercial standards) Unity games using C#. Although most of you will certainly need to take more courses and get more experience before you can build commercial-quality games (it takes my UCCS students 4 years to get there), this specialization builds a strong foundation for you to build on.

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