The University of Louisville has teamed up with Adobe to offer the full collection of Creative Cloud applications to all students, faculty and staff, creating the first Adobe Creative Campus in Kentucky. As an Adobe Creative Campus, UofL is now part of a select group of colleges and universities that are actively advancing digital literacy skills throughout the curricula to give students an edge in the competitive modern workplace.
Through the program, University of Louisville users with registered university email addresses now have free access to Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD and Spark.
Creative Cloud connects Adobe users with their assets through Creative Cloud Libraries, enabling them to work effortlessly across desktop and mobile devices for connected creative workflows.
The Adobe Creative Campus program enables University of Louisville students to become fully trained on one of the most-used creative platforms in the world while they are still in college. Adobe reports that more than 90% of creative professionals worldwide use Photoshop, and Creative Cloud mobile apps have been downloaded 379 million times.
“Adobe Creative Cloud greatly enhances our students’ digital training and education at no extra cost,” said Katherine Stevenson, executive director of enterprise technology services at UofL. “As an Adobe Creative Campus, we’re driving the future of digital literacy within the global higher education community. We recognize the value of teaching creative and persuasive digital communication skills to help our students succeed in the classroom and improve their attractiveness to employers when they graduate.”
“As technology continues to play a central role in everything we do – from our lives to our jobs – it’s imperative that students become digitally literate and fluent early on in their academic careers,” said Karen Steele, Head of North America Education Enterprise Sales, Adobe. “With frequent exposure and access to tools, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, students at the University of Louisville can build the critical digital and soft skills they will ultimately need to be successful in an ever-changing workforce.”
The Adobe Creative Campus program also allows users at University of Louisville to collaborate with other Adobe Creative Campuses to share ideas that expand digital literacy and help ensure student success. “We look forward to all the creative ways our students, faculty and staff will work with their peers throughout the world in developing innovations that broaden the scope of learning,” Stevenson said.
Creative Cloud is now available to University of Louisville users. To get started, see the ITS Adobe Support webpage and a downloadable PDF with directions on how to access the system. Additional assistance for the program can be found through the university’s and Adobe’s other digital support sites: Campus Helpdesk, UofL Brand Identity and Visual Standards and Adobe CC Templates.