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Adobe Creative Cloud Workshops

The University of Arizona is offering free Adobe Creative Cloud workshops starting May 18 through August 12. This opportunity is only available to an Adobe Creative Campus. We encourage faculty, staff and students to take advantage of the available events. More information on sessions and access to the registration link are available at

(New) LAND YOUR DREAM JOB Powered by Adobe x Intern Queen

Adobe x Intern Queen are hosting an interactive virtual event with amazing panelists from Adidas, Disney and Google! Attend to learn how to win a 1:1 session with a panelist of your choice along with other prizes! Register for the April 20, 5pm-6:30pm EST event.

 Adobe + Twitch Creative Jam

Product Adobe XD

Kick Off: Wednesday, March 17 @ 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST

Finale: Wednesday, March 31 @ 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST


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 Adobe + HBO Creative Jam

Product Adobe Premiere Rush

Kick Off: Thursday, April 8 @ 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET

Finale: Thursday, April 22 @ 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET


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Adobe Scholarships for Students

The Design Circle scholarship will help reach untapped youth communities and foster more diversity in the design industry. Adobe awards 10 annual college scholarships -- up to $25,000 per year, for each year of the recipient’s undergraduate education (up to four years or $100,000). Learn more and apply for the Adobe Design Circle Scholarship.  

University Data Science Research Awards

Adobe funds a university faculty research program to promote the understanding and use of data science in the area of digital marketing.  Our goal is to encourage the development of theoretical and empirical solutions to some of marketing's largest complexities. Submit your proposal by Friday, February 12th, 2021 and Adobe will provide funding of up to $50,000 to a North American academic institution, college, or university for each proposal selected. Our second submission date in 2021 will be August 13th. To learn more about research submissions, please view our previous info session webinar here. More about Adobe’s Data Science Research Awards Submissions:Through our Data Science Research Awards

Adobe Creative Boost Break

Adobe is providing 45‑minute online discussions on selected topics. You may ask your questions, network with peers, and hear from experts who will provide tips and tricks on how to improve you techniques. Go to register to sign up for the session.

  • Remote Collaboration - January 12, 10am
  • Adobe’s Pursuit of Accessibility and Design, January 19, 10am
  • Adobe Stock Presentation Integrations, January 26, 10am
  • Adobe Automation, February 2, 10am
  • Adobe Fonts, February 9, 10am

Adobe Experience Lab

A livestream series for students who want to know more about roducUX, UI, pt design, or some other variation of this evolving field with interchangeable labels and meaning depending on the context! Check out previous and upcoming sessions!

ADOBE MAX 2020 Highlights

The following videos provide an overview of the new features presented at ADOBE MAX 2020.

ADOBE MAX 2020: The Creativity Conference

Join us for an online experience unlike any other. Tune in for 56 hours of continuous live content, including keynotes, Sneaks, celebrity appearances, and musical performances. Explore 350+ sessions, where you’ll hear from amazing speakers and learn new skills.

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to view.

October 2020 Recorded Sessions available at

Adobe “Office Hours” for Students - Every Friday 4-5pm ET, beginning April 17, 2020

In the first live session, professional designers Nick Longo and Andrew Hochradel will demonstrate how to take your portfolio to the next level. Learn what makes a portfolio stand out, and get inspired to work on yours. Nick and Andrew will provide feedback on your portfolio to help you pass a class, present new work, get new clients and whatever else helps you make the most out of your creative self. To have your portfolio featured, tag your work on social with #AdobeOfficeHours and include this link in the post:  For more information about "Adobe Office Hours Live", refer to

Free Faculty Workshops Available 

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

VCU has partnered with Adobe to offer a deeply discounted price for our students. Just #7 for the summer,$15 for fall and spring semester, ! 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

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

 Features and Highlights

Adobe AERO 
Augment reality with the new Adobe AERO Mobile App. (posted 1/29/20)

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

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