Unity XR: How to Build AR and VR Apps Specialization
Master Skills for AR and VR Development with Unity. Learn to create Virtual and Augmented Reality mobile apps with Unity's cross-platform tools.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Throughout the three courses, you'll gain hands-on experience developing XR applications. In the first course, you'll develop a concept brief for your own XR app. In the subsequent courses, you'll build and deploy Unity projects for VR and AR platforms, drawing on your C# programming skills to complete the project work.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Unity Technologies offers a platform for creating beautiful and engaging 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and apps. A powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor enable you to realize your creative vision fast, and deliver your content to virtually any media or device. You can easily connect to your audiences on PCs, consoles, the web, mobile devices, home entertainment systems, embedded systems, or head-mounted displays. More than an engine, Unity helps you achieve ongoing success. It offers everything you need to develop quality content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience. Tools and resources include the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay, and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
What background knowledge is necessary?
For the first course, a background in Unity development is recommended but not required. For the second and third courses, at least one year of experience as a Unity developer and intermediate C# programming skills are required.
What hardware or software do I need to complete the Specialization?
All courses require a PC or Mac computer with the ability to run Unity 2018. For the first course, project work requires, at minimum, an iOS or Android smartphone capable of running Google Cardboard applications. For the second course, project work requires one of these types of VR devices: Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, or Oculus Go. For the third course, project work requires a smartphone compatible with iOS ARKit or Android ARCore. Devices that can be used to complete all 3 courses include Samsung Galaxy S8 or S9 with Gear VR, or Google Pixel series with Daydream Headset.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
To complete the full specialization, we estimate 3-4 hours per week for 12 weeks, or between 36 and 48 total learning hours.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in order: Introduction to XR, Mobile VR App Development, Handheld AR App Development
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will be able to create and evaluate project concepts for XR applications. You will be able to implement the most crucial functionality for Mobile VR and Handheld AR applications in Unity 2018, with the ability to build and deploy those applications to any of the platforms supported by the course.
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