Beginning Sept. 12, UA students will have full access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe’s suite of multimedia design tools, at no cost. Along with providing the software, The University of Alabama will also be designated as an Adobe Creative Campus.
“Last spring, we surveyed UA students asking what tools OIT could provide to better support UA students,” said Meagan Bennett, OIT director of customer relations. “Hands down, Adobe was the most requested item.”
Access to Creative Cloud includes access to Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Lightroom and many more applications. Providing Creative Cloud to all students enhances the student learning experience and provides students the opportunity to leverage technologies in new ways.
“It is our job to provide services, tools and software that students need to succeed,” said Dr. John McGowan, UA Chief Information Officer. “I am proud to say that The University of Alabama is now an Adobe Creative Campus.”
Auburn is the only other school in the Southeastern Conference with the same recognition.
“Many of our students are expected to graduate with a proficiency in these tools,” said McGowan. “It’s crucial that we offer them to our students.”
To activate their Adobe Creative Cloud accounts, students should visit adobe.ua.edu on Thursday, Sept. 12.
“We’re excited to see how students use these tools,” said McGowan. “I am constantly inspired by our students’ creativity, and I look forward to seeing how Creative Cloud is put into use in each college on our campus.”
Adobe will be hosting a software launch event on campus at the Ferguson Center Plaza Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to promote the new software offering.
UA faculty and staff will continue to have enterprise-level access to Adobe Creative Cloud, the same access that students will gain on Sept. 12.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.