Teesside is an Adobe Creative Campus: what does that mean?

Teesside students working inside Teesside University campus

Teesside University was the first university in Europe to become an Adobe Creative Campus, forming a partnership with Adobe that allows students and staff alike the chance to bring learning to life, further develop their digital skills and gain an edge in the modern workplace.

A recent Adobe study looked at over 50,000 global job postings. They found that the skills most employers looked for were communication, creativity, and collaboration. In the very same study, analysing over 50,000 CVs, Adobe found that these skills were the ones lacking the most, with only 13% of CVs listing creativity as a skill (Get Hired EMEA: The Importance of Creativity and Soft Skills, 2019).

The data is clear: students beginning their career are lacking the skills that employers find most important. Thanks to partnerships like the Adobe Creative Campus programme, universities like Teesside are better equipped to prepare the next generation of creative talent than ever before. 

What is an Adobe Creative Campus?

The Adobe Creative Campus programme highlights top colleges and universities that understand why teaching digital literacy is important in an increasingly digital age. Teesside is one of those universities. 

Universities around the world have made a commitment to improving their digital literacy provision. As part of this initiative, they can offer the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications to both students and staff. This allows teachers to not only teach in more creative and innovative ways, but also allows students to develop their skills and find new ways of creative expression. All without the financial requirements of a Creative Cloud subscription.

Benefits of being an Adobe Creative Campus

Being an Adobe Creative Campus means that universities like Teesside have full access to Adobe Creative Cloud. This means that, as a student at Teesside University, you can use some of the most powerful creative tools available, used by industry professionals worldwide, at no extra cost. This gives you the practical experience and skills you need to impress employers and start your career in the best way possible.

Some additional benefits of being an Adobe Creative Campus:

  • Engage more actively in your learning by creating podcasts, video presentations and more.
  • Take part in Adobe-sponsored events, like Creative Jams, to develop your skills.
  • Get dedicated help, support and guidance from Adobe Student Ambassadors.
  • Graduate from your undergraduate or postgraduate degree with visual, audio, and storytelling skills that will give you a competitive edge in your chosen field of work.

As well as making industry-leading Adobe tools available to you, Teesside University also collaborates with other Creative Campuses to share ideas and creations. This allows you to develop your digital literacy skills, knowing you are part of a global network of student creatives.

But it doesn’t just end with the students. Teesside University staff also benefit from being an Adobe Creative Campus; which helps you, too! Teachers can develop their own unique materials and resources, creating lessons that are built around the Adobe software you have access to. This means that if you’re given a creative assignment, you know you’ll have the tools and resources to make the most of your ideas.

Students have access to all Adobe Creative Cloud apps and services from their devices, meaning that they can produce, collaborate and share their work anywhere, anytime.

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud is a group of desktop and mobile applications made by Adobe. With over 20 different tools to work with, the Creative Cloud is the perfect software package for aspiring and established creatives alike. From Photoshop to Premiere Pro, Adobe is the industry standard when it comes to creating tools that people need to bring their ideas to life.

Adobe Creative Cloud has everything you need for all your creative projects. It includes tools for anyone interested in:

  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Video editing
  • UX design
  • Drawing and painting
  • and other creative and digital skills.

Adobe Creative Cloud for students

Students can get a large discount on the monthly Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. You can get over 50% off, allowing you access to the full suite of apps at a reduced price.

But if you’re studying at an Adobe Creative Campus, such as Teesside University, you don’t have to pay a thing: Adobe Creative Cloud is available to you, free of charge, during your studies.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How many Adobe Creative Campuses are there?

There are currently over 50 Adobe Creative Campuses worldwide. Of those, only two are based in the United Kingdom. Teesside University was the first Adobe Creative Campus in Europe.

What applications does Adobe Creative Cloud include?

There are 20+ applications available. The most popular ones used by students and those in creative industries are:

  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Animate
  • InDesign

What is Creative Cloud used for?

Adobe Creative Cloud gives users access to a collection of applications used across many different creative fields. From video editing to photography and even web design, the Creative Cloud is a feature-rich service that puts industry-leading software at your fingertips.