Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud includes desktop apps for a wide range of projects. Creating graphics, editing digital media, designing documents and many other creative tasks are made simpler with these specialized programs. Users are also given access to live software updates.

If you need assistance installing Adobe Creative Cloud, contact your deskside support. Visit Adobe's Help Center for Adobe Creative Cloud troubleshooting and training information. 

What's included in the Creative Cloud:

  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects
  • Animate & Mobile Device Packaging
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Character Animator
  • Dimension
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fuse
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Media Encoder
  • Muse
  • Photoshop
  • Prelude
  • Premiere Pro
  • Premiere Rush
  • XD

Note: For Adobe software that is not part of the Adobe CC package, visit the Other Adobe Software article.

Licensing restrictions:

WVU employees can activate the Adobe Creative Cloud software on up to two computers. While the software can be installed on two computers, it can only be actively used on one device at a time. The Adobe Creative Cloud software is to be used solely for WVU business purposes, whether academic or administrative.

If purchasing this software through Adobe for personal use, you will have to read and agree to their terms before purchasing.


WVU Employees (Faculty, Staff and Student Workers) can request to use this software for WVU business purposes, whether academic or administrative. See the How to request section for personal use.

Students cannot request this software through WVU. Visit to purchase a personal Adobe Creative Cloud license. Contact Adobe's Help Center if you need assistance with your personal license. 

Note: Adobe Creative Cloud software is also available in some departmental computer labs. Contact your local IT department for information regarding computer lab access and software availability. View the Logging into Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at a Computer Lab article for instructions.

All employees and students have access to an Adobe Spark account. This gives you access to the Spark applications (Spark Post, Page and Video) along with 2 GB cloud storage, among other items. Visit the Adobe Spark page for more information.

How to request:

WVU business use: Complete the Adobe Creative Cloud Request for WVU Employees form.

Students/Personal use: Go to to purchase this software.

OS Compatibility:

Microsoft Windows 32-bit 64-bit
Windows 10
Full system requirements.
Apple Mac
macOS Catalina 10.15
macOS Mojave 10.14
macOS High Sierra 10.13
macOS Sierra 10.12
Full system requirements.

Note: This software is not compatible with Linux.


This software is free if used for WVU business purposes. Pricing through Adobe is $19.99 per month for the first year.


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