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SJSU, Adobe Offer Affordable Design Software

Provost Makes Adobe Software Design Packages Available to All Students, Faculty, Staff

Faculty and staff now are able to acquire Adobe software design packages at no cost. Students will receive a 95 percent discount.

By Ellen Junn, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

San Jose State University is partnering with local technology companies to help faculty and staff use technology for their educational mission. Faculty and staff now are able to acquire Adobe software design packages at no cost. One copy of either Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, etc.) or Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (with additional video and audio editing tools) may be requested from the relevant desktop technician. A second copy may be downloaded for use on a home computer.

Students: Students, registered by professors in courses requiring Adobe, will be able to download Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection at no cost. If professors want students to purchase this software for their courses, they will need to register the courses if they haven’t already done so, with IT through the online form.  Only students in those designated courses will be able to download the CS6 packages at first.

Adobe Software Descriptions:
 The complete description of the entire list of packages in each suite are listed and described here.

Hardware Requirements:  Please review and ensure your system meets the hardware requirements before purchasing and/or installing this software.

Licensing Information: Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been licensed for a three-year period. The software may only be used for SJSU business, not outside commercial purposes, other than the interests and mission of San Jose State University.

Learning the Software: There will be faculty workshop training available for some of the software in the Adobe Suites. There are also self-support materials available online such as the videos in Adobe TV and 3500 educational modules at Adobe Education Exchange. Faculty should plan on supporting their own students if they are using Adobe in the classroom.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Cathy Cheal, associate vice president and senior academic technology officer.