Adobe Creative Cloud

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Free to the whole campus

ACU students, faculty and staff have full access to Adobe’s industry-leading creative tools for web, media and design. All free of charge.

Become an Adobe Certified Associate

Demonstrate your proficiency with Adobe CC software to future employers and clients by becoming an Adobe Certified Associate. ACA certification tests are offered through the Learning Studio. Choose from Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, or Premiere Pro.

Contact the Learning Studio for more information. Email us at

Download Instructions

1. Click the button below to go to the Adobe login page.
2. In the email address field, type your ACU email address
3. Hit the Tab key
4. You’ll be directed to the ACU Single Sign-On portal*
5. Log in with your ACU email address and password
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6. Install the Creative Cloud application

Trouble Installing?

If you run into problems installing Adobe CC, contact Team 55 at (325) 674-5555, or email

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to Creative Cloud?

Students taking at least one ACU course per semester, and all ACU faculty and employees have access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

How long does my access last?

You’ll have access to Creative Cloud as long as you’re a registered ACU student or employee.

After my access expires, what happens? Will my projects be lost?

You will receive a notification from Adobe saying your access has expired. Your projects will still be saved, but to access or log back in to your account, you’ll need an active Creative Cloud membership.

What programs are offered in Adobe Creative Cloud?

See here for a complete list of programs.

How many licenses do I have with my access?

You have two licenses for each Creative Cloud app, so you can install each program on up to two devices.

I don’t have a lot of space on my computer. Do I need to download all of the programs in Creative Cloud?

No, you do not need to download all of the programs in Creative Cloud. Once you download the Creative Cloud Installer and log in with your Adobe ID, you’ll be able to choose which programs you’d like to install from the Creative Cloud dashboard.

I have older versions of Adobe programs on my computer. Will I lose my saved projects if I download Creative Cloud?

No, downloading Creative Cloud will not erase any of your old versions of Adobe programs. Once you log in to your Adobe Creative Cloud account, you will see all versions of the Adobe programs that you have downloaded on that device, with the option to erase or update as needed.


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