Take your digital literacy up a few notches

As a Swinburne student, you can access the Adobe Creative Cloud software anywhere, on any device, for the entire time you're studying with us. That's great, you're thinking, but why? 

Simple – work and living will continue to become more digital. To keep up, you'll need greater access to tools of the future. That's why Swinburne's signed on to become Australia's first Adobe Creative Campus. Because whatever your industry, your career will hinge on your ability to problem-solve, collaborate and communicate – skills which you'll strengthen by using the Creative Cloud!

How do I get started?

1. Download the Adobe Creative Cloud app on your device/s
2. Log in with your Swinburne student ID.

Step-by-step installation instructions can be found by reading the student user guides below:

Need help?

Whether you’re on campus or not, you can always contact one of our Adobe Digital Coaches at adobehub@swinburne.edu.au or visit our virtual Adobe Creative Campus hub.

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It's a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Creative Cloud lets you tell stories and share ideas in many modes. Apart from the well-known Photoshop and InDesign, Fresco makes drawing and painting more lifelike than ever (use it on your iPad!), while Dimension and Character Animator let you create in 2D and 3D respectively. Other apps help you create webpages, videos, social posts and mobile app prototypes. Explore the collection yourself!

If you're a currently enrolled student with a Swinburne email address, then yes! This includes anyone who is studying:

  • full-time or part-time, on campus, at Hawthorn, Wantirna, Croydon
  • at Swinburne Sydney
  • at one of Swinburne's non-Australian campuses and teaching locations including Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam
  • with Swinburne Online
  • a distance learning course with Swinburne
  • a Swinburne course via Open Universities Australia (OUA)

You can download the Creative Cloud desktop app onto your personal device from Adobe's website. All computers at Swinburne will have the full suite of Creative Cloud apps installed. To log in, simply use your Swinburne email address and password.

Login instructions are also available via the Swinburne device, personal Windows, or personal macOS user guides:

It works with both Mac OS and Windows and on multiple browser types. View the full list of operating system and software requirements.

Adobe Creative Cloud applications work on all types of devices including your laptop, tablet and phone.

As many as you like! Your user license allows you to install your apps on multiple devices, stay signed in on two, but be active on only one device at a time. Read the handy explainer here

Try Swinburne's IT Service Desk in the first instance. Call +61 3 9214 5000.

It's for both! Feel free to use it where and when you think it might be useful.

You'll enjoy free access to Adobe Creative Cloud for as long as you are a currently enrolled student at Swinburne.

Library PCs can be booked in advance using the My PC booking system.
Note: The LateLab is open 24-hours a day and classrooms are open access when not being used for teaching!

You’re in luck! We have an online Adobe Creative Campus hub to get you started. It has information for beginners, advanced, and Adobe legends. Enrol here.

We also have Adobe Digital Coaches who can help you with all your Adobe projects – get in touch via adobehub@swinburne.edu.au

And if you’re happy to go it alone, all the applications come with built-in tutorials. You can also access online tutorials on Adobe's website and YouTube channel.

The Adobe Creative Campus hub is located on Level 3 of the Hawthorn Library. During semester you can drop in anytime between 10.30am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday. All other times, including during remote learning, you can find the Adobe Creative Campus hub online.

Regardless of the industry you end up in, the future workplace will demand creative thinking and being able to compellingly communicate and present your ideas. And being able to communicate your ideas in a digital context is vital for everyone – from engineers to architects. So, if you have Creative Cloud in your arsenal of tools, you'll be placing yourself ahead of the pack!

Adobe Creative Suite was something you'd buy as a one-off product. Adobe Creative Cloud is based on a subscription, so you always have access to the latest software updates, along with mobile apps and some cloud services.

That's when a university signs a strategic partnership with Adobe, then incorporates the Creative Cloud into its teaching because it believes that digital literacy, access and equity are essential to its students' futures.

Because we want our students to have the tools to succeed in the digitally-dominant future. We're planning to transform the way we teach to ensure that you'll gain the knowledge, adaptability and experience you need to become industry-ready. As part of the transformation plan, our Graduate Attributes (translation – good qualities we hope to impart on you) will now include Digital Literacies as a critical skill for the future. By providing free access to the Creative Cloud, we're hoping to improve your creativity and digital literacy. 

It's being able to confidently, creatively and critically use technology. For example, to look for information and evaluate its authenticity, collaborate with others, manage your online identity and become a content creator, not just a consumer.  

That depends on when you purchased your license. Adobe's support team will be able to advise you more accurately. You can cancel your existing Creative Cloud membership here. You can also call 1800 426 570 and tell Adobe's support team “I need to cancel my Creative Cloud subscription as it is now provided by my educational institution”. And you can find out more if you want to migrate content from your personal license to Swinburne's university license.

Your Creative Cloud subscription ends when you graduate or leave us. However, you can set up an Adobe ID and migrate your content to this personal account. Go through the steps here. Make sure you do this before you graduate so you don't lose any files! You can also sign up for your own Creative Cloud subscription on the Adobe website.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to access Creative Cloud once you graduate.

We're afraid that you must be currently studying to enjoy free access to Creative Cloud. Taking a leave of absence means that you're not an active student.