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Adobe Collaborators Needed for Adobe Max

Adobe is commissioning all types of collaborators from around the world to create work that will be seen all over our creativity conference. Apply here:

Adobe x Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody

We’re celebrating Keith Haring’s legacy with a collection of free digital brushes inspired by his original tools. You can also participate in the Adobe x Keith Haring contest - Draw an issue close to your heart and win a chance for their art to be showcased at Adobe MAX.

Adobe Experience Lab

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

Shell Eco-marathon Engineering Competition

We are excited to announce that Adobe is sponsoring this year’s Shell Eco-marathon “Pitch the Future” challenge, which brings student teams together in a virtual setting to engineer creative solutions for a series of real-world problems. The Shell Eco-marathon program is one of the world’s leading student engineering competitions, and for the first time, students from around the world will virtually pitch their ideas. In addition to receiving a grand prize from Shell, teams can also qualify for a separate Adobe Recognition Award, which will celebrate teams that demonstrate the most innovative use of Adobe Creative Cloud in their Pitch the Future submissions.

The Cover Art Song Contest

You design, he rhymes: Bring your Lil Nas X cover art ideas to life. If he likes what he sees and creates a song to match your energy, you could win $10,000. Ages 13 and up are invited, but only until September 30th, so let’s get to it. Details here:


For over 13 years, the Adobe Analytics Challenge has been a unique analytics-focused business case competition where university students are given the opportunity to use Adobe’s industry-leading analytics products and access to real-world data from leading organizations such as Major League Baseball, T‑Mobile, Starwood, Lenovo, Condé Nast, Comcast,,, Sony PlayStation, and MGM Resort International.

The winning team in 2019 took home $35,000. Cash prizes go to the top 6 teams.

Additionally, over the years, Adobe has hired more than 50 students from this program, and it has been a valuable recruiting pool for other companies and agencies looking for data‑driven talent. Faculty sponsors can also win!

**The online kickoff meeting is September 4 from 9-10am PT and the registration portal opens immediately following. For details, schedule, and registration, go to: 

Contest: LADY GAGA’s “Rain on Me”

Using your favorite Adobe app, design a poster inspired by the rich, visual world of “Rain On Me.” The winning poster will receive $10,000 and a signed copy of their work from Lady Gaga!

Contest closes 9/22

ADOBE MAX: 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.

A free virtual event Oct 20–22

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

Register Now! Sessions already available to start to schedule.

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 $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

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

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.  

Adobe Creative Jams for Students - Compete and Win Prizes!

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

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

Flashback to 2019 Library Fest

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