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Free Faculty Workshops Available 

Adobe Creative Cloud red logo icon Just in time for Spring! More Adobe Creative Cloud workshops are available for faculty.  These workshops are FREE, online, self-paced and designed specifically for educators. Select from a variety of workshops including the "Getting Started Series", where you'll learn the basics of enhancing creativity in your classes. The "Getting Creative Series" demonstrates how to create and develop engaging projects and activities for your students. Learn more and register soon!

Students Get a Deep $$$ Discount on Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud red logo icon VCU has partnered with Adobe to offer a deeply discounted price for our students. Just $60 for 1 year, or $30 for 6 months! This includes the ENTIRE suite of Adobe Apps. Even if you already purchased a personal, higher-priced subscription, contact us for information about switching to the VCU student subscription without a penalty fee. All the details can be found here on our website. Get creative in all your classes and learn valuable workplace technology skills!

VCU Designated as an Adobe Creative Campus

Adobe Creative Cloud red logo icon VCU is the first school in Virginia to earn the designation of Creative Campus from Adobe. By incorporating problem solving into our curricula and fostering 21st-century methods of teaching and learning, VCU embraces teaching digital literacy skills in higher education. Our students learn the skill of persuasive communication, allowing them to clearly express ideas in the classroom and showcase their personal brands to future employers. Student engagement in coursework increases with more immersive projects, such as creating podcasts, web pages, and documentaries. As a Creative Campus, our students have the opportunity to graduate with the visual, audio, and animation skills that will accelerate their time to employment and put them ahead in the modern workplace.  Read more in the VCU News at

Design Circle Scholarship

Adobe Creative Cloud red logo icon Watch the webinar recording about the new Design Circle Scholarship. Through the Design Circle, Adobe is awarding 10 annual college scholarships – up to $25,000 per year – for each year of the recipient’s undergrad education. The scholarship is focused on cultivating more diversity in the design industry and offers mentoring opportunities. In this webinar, Jamie Myrold of Adobe, Albert Shum of Microsoft, and Enrique Allen of Designer Fund shared tips for navigating the application process and their career experiences in the design field.

Adobe Creative Jams for Students - Compete and Win Prizes!

Adobe Creative Cloud red logo icon Coming Spring 2020 - Creative Jam On-campus at VCU
More information will be posted soon on this site, in the TelegRAM, social media, digital screens, blogs and other campus media outlets.

Register for Upcoming or Watch Previous Creative Jams
Adobe Creative Jams

Learn more - View the VCU student entry for the IBMix Jam
In September 2019, a group of VCU students (Team Nautilab) joined the Creative Jam online and submitted their app prototype for a chance to win. Take a look at their Climate Impact on Fisheries app

Features and Highlights

Compatibility Notice
Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina),
 released in October 2019, will not work with Adobe CC/DC 2018 and earlier products. Please upgrade your Adobe desktop software to a 2019 version BEFORE upgrading your Mac OS. More information can be found on Adobe's website

New Feature in Adobe Premiere Pro
Using Adobe Sensei (AI) technology, Auto Reframe intelligently determines the point of interest in your content, reframes and reformats your video for different aspect ratios - from square to vertical to cinematic 16:9 versions - all with a simple drag-and-drop effect.  Learn more at

Flashback to 2019 Library Fest

Student pricing information for Adobe Creative Cloud shared during Library Fest on August 19, 2019.