Adobe Creative Cloud for UNCW is here.

UNCW has purchased Adobe Creative Cloud for all students and 25% of faculty and staff.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud gives you the entire collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps, from essentials like Photoshop to innovative new tools like Adobe XD. It is free for all students. Faculty and staff who  need a license for instructional or business purposes should view instructions on requesting a license at the bottom of this page, under "Creative Cloud Resources for Faculty and Staff ."

Certification Exams

The Testing Center is now set up to proctor ACA Certification Exams! It is strongly recommended you review ACA Test Prep classes and take a few of the ACA Practice Tests before sitting for any ACA Certification Exams.

  • Certification Exam Information
    Location:  University Testing Center, DePaolo Hall, Room 1021
    Times: There are four available time slots each weekday to take Adobe ACA exams: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Registration: Go to and click on the link “Register ONLINE”
    Cost: $18.50 ($15 proctoring fee + $3.50 processing fee)
    Exam Version: The recent ACA exam is Creative Cloud 2015
    Exam Info: 40 questions Duration: 50 minutes
    Register Online with Testing Services

Adobe Certified Associate Program

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) program allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities. UNCW offers ACA training, practice tests and Certification Exams for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premier Pro.

  • ACA Test Prep

    ACA Test Prep is an online, hands-on, self-guided training that will help teach you the skills and the ACA Exam concepts in preparation for taking the ACA Certification Exam. If you are interested, please click the button below to submit the Adobe Certification ITS Request located below.

    Adobe Certification
  • Practice Tests

    Get prepared for the ACA Certification Exam by taking practice tests. If you are interested, please click the button below to submit the Adobe Certification ITS Request located below.

    Adobe Certification

Adobe Apps

  • Desktop Apps

    Make anything you can imagine with the world′s best creative desktop apps. Edit photos and videos. Design graphics and publications. Create websites, UX designs and animations. New Photoshop and Illustrator templates make it easy to jump right in. And one-click updates give you our latest innovations and new features as soon as they’re ready. Please click the button below to see a full list of all the desktop apps.

    Adobe Desktop Apps.
  • Mobile Apps

    With Adobe mobile apps, you can work wherever you′re inspired. Sketch and draw. Edit photos. Create layouts. Make videos. Everything′s connected, so you can start a project on your phone, refine it on your tablet and finish it up on your desktop. Please click the button below to see a full list of all the mobile apps.

    Adobe Mobile Apps

Tutorials & Adobe Education

  • Which Tool Should you Use?

    Adobe Apps for Education is an introduction to the various Adobe products, which helps you learn what you can create and even includes ideas for sample projects. It also identifies which tools are best for creating different kinds of content. Please click the button below to view the Adobe Apps for Education guide.

    Adobe Apps for Education.
  • Tutorials

    Creative Cloud comes with hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, so you can get up and running fast. New templates inside Photoshop and Illustrator make it easy to design posters, magazines, mobile apps and more. Please click the button below to start browsing Creative Cloud Tutorials.

    Creative Cloud Tutorials

Adobe Discount & Offer for Graduating Students

As a graduating student at UNCW, you have options available to continue using Adobe Creative Cloud!

  • Asset Migration

    This feature allows you to migrate your assets from your school-assigned Adobe account to a new Creative Cloud free membership account. You will be able to move work such as Photoshop images, Illustrator graphics, Adobe Spark pages, Adobe Portfolio websites and Behance profiles to have access to them after graduation.

    Please be aware of the following information before migrating:
    • You must still have access to your UNCW email.
    • You can only do this one time. Please be aware that once you migrate your assets, if you create anything new using your UNCW Adobe account, you will not be able to migrate the new / additional content.

    To begin Asset Migration:
  • 40% Discount on Creative Cloud

    Adobe is offering 40% off an individual license for the first year to students after graduation! 

    *Please note: If you need to migrate assets, please do that prior to upgrading your free account to the discounted Creative Cloud All Apps license.

    Click here to receive your 40% discount ($29.99/month) »

Creative Cloud Resources for Students

Creative Cloud Resources for Faculty & Staff