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Licensed Software at MCAD


Students, faculty, and full-time staff  during their time at MCAD have access to the following software and application licenses.


Adobe Creative Cloud:

Acrobat, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Character Animator, Dreamweaver, Experience Design, Fireworks, Flash Builder, Fuse, Install AwayBuilder, Illustrator, InCopy, Indesign, Lightroom, Media Encoder, Muse, Photoshop, Prelude, Premiere, Scout, SpeedGrade

Microsoft Office:

Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Silverlight, Word

Corel Painter



Form Z


OmniGraffle, omniOutliner, omniPlan


Disc Cover 3 RE

DiscCatalogMaker RE

Get Backup 2 RE

Mac 2 Tivo

Spin Doctor

Tivo Transfer

Toast Titanium


Additionally Students, faculty, and full-time staff may install and use the Creative Cloud (CC) desktop applications on personally owned or leased computers located at their own home. User may activate the software for their exclusive use on up to 2 computers (provided that these activations are associated with the same Adobe ID) within their direct control. However, user may not launch the on-premise software on these 2 computers simultaneously. The work-at-home license does not guarantee full access to all of the additional cloud services or mobile apps. Degree or certificate seeking students may only use the CC software while actively enrolled at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Faculty and full-time staff may only use the CC software while actively employed at the college. If at any point you withdraw or graduate during the academic year or are no longer an employee of the college, the license grants for the products shall automatically expire. The user shall immediately de-install the products and purge them from their computer.


To download Adobe CC and Microsoft Office on additional machines follow these instructions. (HERE)

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