EMENDY Multimedia Institute has just signed to become the first Unity Academic Alliance (UAA) partner in South Africa.
The UAA is made up of a consortium of forward-thinking, post-secondary education institutions that are committed to furthering their interactive design or development programs by teaching Unity. By joining this program, alliance members receive exclusive Unity benefits and resources that will allow them to implement Unity into their curriculum, either for the first time or deepen the existing curriculum.
Unity is the creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users the most powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world.
EMENDY chose to join the UAA because the skills and conceptual development inherent in the use of Unity will enable learners to develop a cognitive framework geared towards creating an inspiring future. EMENDY also works closely with KnowledgePoint, who was named a Unity Learning Services Distributor earlier this year.
“We exist because of a great passion for young individuals and the development of their talent. At EMENDY we believe in collaborative future-orientated learning. EMENDY is looking forward to working closely with Unity and other institutions in the consortium, to provide our learners with current, industry-relevant skills and practices to create innovative content,” said Lorenz Penkler, Academic Director at EMENDY.
EMENDY is using Unity as the main engine in their Higher Certificate in Game Design Development. As part of the UAA, EMENDY will be integrating content developed by Unity to augment the relevance and broaden the scope of learning offered. EMENDY will be launching an “Introduction to Game Development with Unity” course in the second half of the year, to grow the Unity user base in Southern Africa.
“We are thrilled to be adding EMENDY as a new member of the Unity Academic Alliance,” said Melissa Oldrin, Senior Manager, Global Education Programs, Unity Technologies. “The mission of the UAA is to empower educational institutions with the resources they need to successfully bring Unity into their courses and student programs. We’re excited to see EMENDY join the UAA program as the first member school from South Africa.”
KnowledgePoint is the Unity Learning Services Distributor, helping to grow the community of UAA members in EMEA. EMENDY students will gain access to high-quality, up to date learning material written and maintained by Unity. Their instructors will also be certified by Unity. EMENDY will have the opportunity to select two students to join the Unity Student Ambassador Program.
“We are seeing a great interest across the region due to the benefits offered by the UAA membership accompanied by massive forecasted growth and demand for Unity skills,” said Tuuli Eaton, Head of Marketing and Client Engagement at KnowledgePoint Ltd.
About EMENDY Multimedia Institute
EMENDY is based in Hatfield, Pretoria and has been in operation for 19 years. EMENDY specialises in Music Technology and Production courses; and added Game Design
Development course to their repertoire in 2018. Game Design Development at EMENDY provides students with the skill-set required to create fantastic worlds, interactions, and
characters based on a solid theoretical foundation, necessary for the creation of engaging user experiences across a variety of game genres. Learn more here
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