Adobe Creative Cloud to be free for students on Oct. 1

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UAB students will have the opportunity to hone their skills in digital communication under a new agreement with Adobe Systems Inc.

Beginning Oct. 1, UAB will be offering Adobe Creative Cloud free to all students, and there will be a limited number of Creative Cloud licenses available for faculty and staff by request, for academic or business use only.

Campus faculty, staff and students will also all be licensed for Adobe Acrobat Pro, for free.

Creative Cloud offers a variety of apps for design, video and photography, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Illustrator, while Acrobat Pro allows you to create and edit PDF documents.

As part of the new contract, UAB will also be designated an Adobe Creative Campus, which signifies the University recognizes the value of teaching digital literacy skills. Students will have access to tools that help them build visual, audio and animation skills that can not only help them complete unique projects in the classroom — from podcasts to web pages — but also give them leverage in the job market.

“Adobe Creative Cloud gives our students and faculty new tools for a new curriculum,” said Vice President and CIO Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D. “The digital literacy skills students can develop through Creative Cloud will give them a competitive advantage in their academic success and their career searches.

“We appreciate all of the people who collaborated to make this contract a reality, including members of our IT team, the Office of Financial Affairs and the University of Alabama.”

Details about how to access Creative Cloud and Adobe Acrobat will be provided by Oct. 1.

UAB partnered with the University of Alabama to execute the contract.

Last modified on September 17, 2019