Adobe Creative Cloud

Off-Campus Adobe Availability

Adobe announced the availability of Creative Cloud licenses for Students through July 6, 2020.

As of March 19th CalArts students with email addresses can now login to Creative Cloud and use the Adobe suite on their personal devices or computers.

Please be aware that CalArts IT will not be able to provide direct support for the Adobe applications themselves, but can answer questions relating to logging in to Creative Cloud. 

If you encounter any problems during installation, or errors using the applications themselves, we encourage you to either contact Adobe Support directly or Google the specific error or message you see.  

Often the solutions to these problems have been posted on places like Adobe forums, Reddit, etc.

1. Logging in to Creative Cloud Desktop

Go to and click Continue with Google

2. Sign In With @Alum Account

Enter in your email address and your password.

3. Find your Application

Find whatever program you want to install and click on Get desktop app.

On the next page click on Install in the upper right hand corner.

4. Install your Application

If you already have the Creative Cloud Desktop application installed, your browser will try and open it automatically.

If you do not have the Creative Cloud Desktop application installed a file will automatically download that includes the Creative Cloud Desktop application.

In this case, we downloaded Photoshop, so the installer was named Photoshop Installer.

Confirm you are Logged In

Once the application has been installed, open the Creative Cloud Desktop application and click on the circle in the upper right-hand corner to confirm that your is listed as your Adobe Account.

If it does, you're all set and ready to use the Creative Cloud applications on your computer through May 31st, 2020 (whether Adobe extends this program past that date remains to be seen).


March 19, 9:30 AM: Updated with full instructions for students to log in and use Creative Cloud at home.
March 16, 9:40 AM: Followed up with Adobe, no developments as of yet.
March 13, 4:50 PM: Initial Post

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