Student Information

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Students - How to Purchase a License


  • $60 - 1 year Creative Cloud license
  • $30 - 6 month Creative Cloud license

Purchase a License

Visit and sign-in with your VCU eID to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.


  1. Student must be actively enrolled as a part-time or full-time student at the university in good standing. Primary affiliations of "formerstudent", "accepted" (without also being actively enrolled), and "alumni" are not eligible to purchase a subscription.
  2. Student must agree to all terms and conditions of sale.
    • Upon separation from the university, your access may be removed, and further renewal privileges of any active subscription may be revoked.
    • No refunds will be provided.

Questions and Assistance

For assistance with your license purchase, please contact OnTheHub support.  For information about licensing guidelines: VCU Adobe Student Terms and Conditions


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  • Strengthen creativity and problem solving abilities. Learn to think critically about design and mechanics of a solution.
  • Develop collaboration skills by working with peers to create functional designs.
  • Unlike papers that are filed away, digital projects allow student work to be shared with others.
  • Explore new concepts through prototyping and storyboarding.
  • Discover how to connect with audiences, instructors and classmates using multimodal sensory immersion techniques--creating a seamless combination of sight, motion, sound, voices, music, and more.
  • Adobe provides career-relevant digital tools so that students across all disciplines can actively participate in the classroom and graduate with digital skills for the workplace.

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Digital Sound

  • Voices, speeches, interviews, and other audio recordings provide a virtual sense of closeness and immediacy.
  • Audio recordings can be precisely edited, controlled, and manipulated to create unique productions referred to as radio essays.
  • Podcasting - tell a story

Visual Representations

  • Photo essays - use a series of photographs to tell a story and evoke emotions from viewers.
  • Photojournalism - tell a story with photos.
  • Marketing strategies - create unique designs and branding for a company or product.
  • Storyboarding - plan each phase of your project visually; view the big picture, fill in details, and improve production time.

Demonstration of Knowledge, Skills and Collaboration

  • Game design - develop creative, functional designs that can be used for entertainment and/or educational purposes.
  • Design visual representations with a sequence of Photoshop projects that align with the concepts explored in class. (ecosystems, evolution, DNA, mathematical, etc.)
  • Explore new concepts and ideas by designing a prototype and use it to experiment and improve before the creating the final product.
  • Create a claymation video to demonstrate or explain a concept (human circulatory system, photosynthesis, globalization, etc.)
  • Create a web-based portfolio to showcase your creative work.


VCU School of the Arts student and Adobe Top Talent award winner, Mary Metzger used Adobe to design a student magazine highlighting the impact of invisible chronic illnesses.

Click the images below to view Mary's portfolio and award-winning project.

 Click this sample image to view the Adobe Project by Mary Metzger.                Click this sample image to view the Prize-Winning Adobe Project by Mary Metzger.

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