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Adobe Creative Cloud for Architecture & Design Students

Beginning on Monday, August 21st, the first day of the 2023 Fall Semester, students in all School of Architecture & Design degree programs will receive a personal license to Adobe Creative Cloud at no cost.

To access: 

  1. Download Adobe Creative Cloud on your personal computer (if you haven’t done so already) and/or install any of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps on your mobile device (Apple or Google Play Store). 

  1. Log in by entering your KU email address.  

  1. When prompted, choose “Company or School Account.” 

  1. Sign in as normal using your KU Online ID and password. 

Important notes: 

  • Your license can only be associated with your KU account. In other words, it is not possible to assign your license to your personal Adobe account.  

  • You can install and use Adobe Creative Cloud with your KU account on up to two computers.  

  • You will retain access to Adobe Creative Cloud if you are majoring in an Architecture and Design program.  

  • You will lose access to Adobe Creative Cloud software the day after graduation. If you use Adobe’s online storage, you may want to save a copy of your files to another location. See below on “transferring assets.” 


After Effects


Premiere Rush



Adobe Fresco (for iPad and Windows 10)


Lightroom Classic






Lightroom Web

Unlimited access to Adobe Stock images

Adobe Acrobat Pro


Premier Pro

Acrobat Reader

Photoshop Camera

Character Animator

Adobe Express*

Photoshop Express



Media Encoder

Adobe Scan



Fill & Sign


Adobe Creative Cloud Storage

*KU’s general student population will be getting access to Adobe Express starting in fall 2023. You will not need to sign up for Adobe Express, as it comes with your Adobe Creative Cloud licensing.



Only students who are officially majoring in an Architecture & Design program receive a personal license for Adobe Creative Cloud. Students who don't receive a license through the school can still access Creative Cloud in the computer labs, purchase a discounted personal through the bookstore, and/or soon access Adobe Express (being rolled out fall 2023 to all students). 

Transferring assets:

Adobe has information for graduating students on how best to transfer your assets to a personal Adobe account prior to graduation. Please see their page, Moving Your Adobe Assets, for more information.

Canceling your current subscription: 

Adobe walks through the steps necessary to cancel your current subscription. Please see their page, How to cancel your trial or subscription, if you need assistance in the process. It is advised when canceling to download and save any assets stored in the Cloud. 


Please contact the KU IT Customer Service Center at or 785-864-8080 if you are encountering issues with Adobe Creative Cloud access.