The Glasgow School of Art has become KnowledgePoint Connect's first Unity Academic Alliance (UAA) partner within the UK.
The School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art is a learning and research environment that exploits the interface between science, technology and the arts to explore imaginative, novel and creative uses of advanced 3D digital visualisation and interaction technologies. The ability to offer their students Authorised Unity workshops will enhance their courses and fits well with the programmes they are already running. Students will gain access to up to date learning material written and maintained by Unity. Their instructors will also be certified by Unity.
Brian Loranger, Visualisation and Serious Games Lecturer, School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art said, "Unity has been a great fit for us at The Glasgow School of Art because it allows our students to concentrate on the creative and artistic aspects of their work while easing them into some of the more demanding technical aspects of 3D, AR, and VR development. When I think about where we were 10 years ago, I don't think a programme like ours would have been feasible back then. Modern tools like Unity now make it possible, and we're very excited to be joining the UAA program. I can't wait to see where we go in the next 10 years."
Employability is the key and Unity are excited to see The Glasgow School of Art choose their first Unity student ambassadors. These program advocates are chosen based on their achievements as Unity creators and community organisers who are eager to help others learn to create with Unity as well. Ambassadors receive training, access to industry events, and join a global community of other Unity Student Ambassadors to further the Unity mission to democratise game development and XR.
The community of Unity Academic Program Members brought by KnowledgePoint CONNECT are growing fast in EMEA.
Tuuli Eaton, Head of Marketing and Client Engagement at KnowledgePoint Ltd. added, "Unity and The Glasgow School of Art are a text-book example of how industry and academia are working together bridging the skills gap, opening opportunities for the young to entrepreneurism and innovation. We much look forward to growing the Unity footprint in academia and representing the program shortly also at the BETT 2020 show."