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Remote access to Adobe Creative Suite now available to all FCAD students

Effective September 1, FCAD students and faculty have full access to Adobe Creative Cloud off-campus
September 08, 2020

Starting this fall, every FCAD student will have full access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software at no additional cost. This new partnership with Adobe will allow students to utilize the software on their personal devices, with individual licenses to the full Creative Cloud suite of products.

An uncompromising academic experience

Learning via virtual and hybrid models does not mean a compromised educational experience. While COVID-19 has upended our normal routines and interactions, it has inspired faculty and instructors to reimagine program delivery. As the epicentre of creativity and innovation at Ryerson, FCAD is constantly exploring new avenues to deliver an innovative and groundbreaking curriculum, connect with students, and reimagine higher education. Adobe software is used extensively across FCAD programs. Previously, the license with Adobe only allowed the students to access the software on Ryerson-owned hardware (lab computers and laptops signed out from our cages). Now, students will be able to access software complementary to their courses when and where they need it.

“Having access to Adobe Creative Cloud allows for our students and instructors to use the same programs they would have been using on campus,” said Laurie Petrou, associate professor at RTA School of Media.“This permits a consistency in course design without having to make additional financial demands of students. We look forward to all the creative projects that the students will be making this term.”

Get creative with Adobe

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How to login to Adobe Creative Cloud

Students can access the Adobe Creative Cloud license by visiting To be authenticated by Adobe, students must be enrolled in an FCAD program or course.

“A huge thanks to Jim Buchanan and Jagmohan Bhathal from Computing and Communications Services (CCS) for working tirelessly over the past month, and more, to ensure we would have this deal with Adobe in place for the start of the academic term,” said Dan Greenwood, director of operations at FCAD. “And an additional thanks to Reza Fouladgar, Manusha Patabendi (Operations and Technical Innovation at FCAD) and Lukasz Bartoski (CCS) who have gone above and beyond to make sure the logistics are in place to allow our students to access the software as seamlessly as possible.”

FCAD at Ryerson University

Entering its eighth decade, FCAD is a global centre of media and creative invention. As a disrupter in innovative education, FCAD is dedicated to developing creators with authentic voices who engage directly with creative industries around the world.

With 23 undergraduate and graduate programs that are shaping the future of their fields and tight-knit partnerships around the world, FCAD offers more opportunities to educate the next generation of creative leaders than anywhere else.

Media contact:

Nicole Bartnicki

FCAD at Ryerson University

Coordinator, Marketing and Communications