Interactive 3D is sweeping through the professional world at a breakneck pace. By integrating Unreal Engine in your curriculum, you can prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. And you can do it for free.
Unreal Futures is a new learning series that provides a clear pathway to interactive 3D careers by giving students the opportunity to learn hands-on from industry professionals and create their first real-world project.
Get inspired! Students are creating amazing things.
See what students around the world are creating with Unreal Engine. With interactive 3D influencing everything from game development and architecture to films and automotive, you never know what you’ll find.
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Whether you’re just getting started and need some basic guidance, or you’re a seasoned wizard pushing Unreal Engine to its limits, there’s a range of options to help you succeed.
This course walks through the initial steps of using Unreal Engine and teaches you how to build an interactive experience. Learn the basics of the user interface and the essential features of the engine
This class dives into the essentials of real-time rendering. Learn key concepts and terminology, get insight on workflows and limitations, and find out why performance is one of the most crucial elements.
Teach the art of game design in the easiest way possible. With Unreal Learning Kits, you’ll have all the assets you need (characters, environments, etc.) to create a fascinating lesson for your students.
Get advanced access to education resources and events. Get your facility seen as a real-time training ground for potential students. Let’s work together.
Can I teach Unreal Engine in my classroom?
Epic Games enthusiastically supports educational use of Unreal Engine! For a detailed overview of how to install the Launcher and Unreal Engine in academic environments, see our academic installation page . If you've already integrated Unreal Engine into your classes and labs, please visit our Academic Partners page to become a partner today.
What provisions do the Unreal Engine EULAs make for educational use?
Besides all of the free, friendly, and accessible terms for general use of Unreal Engine, academic institutions are authorized to install Unreal Engine on any of their computers (e.g. in computer labs), and all users of those computers can access the engine.
What does this mean for students who wish to release Unreal Engine projects commercially?
Students who choose to ship their class projects as commercial games or other interactive off-the-shelf products are under the same EULA terms as other Unreal Engine developers. Successful games that make more than $1,000,000 USD in lifetime gross revenues are obligated to pay a 5% royalty to Epic Games.
Why is Unreal Engine especially well-suited for computer science programs?
Because UE4 includes full C++ source, students have 100% visibility into the workings of one of the world’s leading-edge software projects. Students can learn from the design of Unreal Engine, and carry out their research in areas such as graphics, simulation, physics, and computer vision by extending the engine, while leveraging all of its existing capabilities. This is an amazing way to build real-world experience and a strong resume!
Can I create official documentation and textbooks?
Yes. We'd love to hear about any contributions you'd like to make. Please utilize our resources and share information with the community. You can kick off discussions about this on the forums, chat with us on Twitter, and attend our weekly Twitch stream.