Multimedia Software (Adobe)

UBC IT offers Adobe product licenses for faculty and staff for free. These products are only available for UBC-owned computers used by faculty or staff, purchased using UBC funding. At this time, the licensing agreement does not include personal computers.

For more information about Adobe programs at UBC, see the FAQ or message us through the contact form below.

Please note that despite having Cloud in the product name, the UBC version of Adobe Creative Cloud does not offer cloud storage. Certain cloud-based functionality within the individual programs are disabled. Lastly, software updates do not work.

Adobe Products Offered Through UBC

Adobe Creative Cloud 

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • Experience Design
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Animate
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Muse
  • Fuse
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Edge Animate
  • Edge Code
  • Edge Inspect
  • Edge Reflow
  • Fireworks
  • Flash Builder
  • InCopy
  • Prelude
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Slate
  • Scout
  • SpeedGrade
  • Story Plus
  • PhoneGap Build
  • Prelude Live Logger
  • Creative Cloud

Acrobat Pro DC

  • Acrobat Pro DC

Verify Eligibility

Confirm that you are eligible for the free Adobe licence offered by UBC IT. This software is only available for UBC-owned computers and must be used by UBC staff and faculty whose employee numbers have been associated with their CWLs. To check your CWL information or to begin the association process, see the how-to guide.

Verify Computer Specs

The Adobe Creative Cloud installer is 15GB and will take at least an hour to install. You’ll need at least 30GB of available disk space. We do not recommend installing it on any computer with less than 4GB of ram. We also do not recommend installing it on budget computers equipped with Intel Celeron/Pentium, AMD E1/E2, AMD A4/A6 as these are very low powered processors.