Editor's note: Added a clarification that the new technology fee is $50 a semester.
The University of New Mexico has announced the school secured a licensing agreement with Adobe Creative Cloud.
The Budget Leadership Team had a plan approved by the Board of Regents last week. The plan includes a $50 technology fee per semester for both undergraduate and graduate students to pay for the agreement.
This licensing agreement would consider UNM a part of Adobe's "Creative Campus," making the Creative Cloud products downloadable, and accessible on personal devices for students at the University. Creative Cloud will include programs such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, InDesign and Illustrator, in effort to broaden digital literacy across UNM campus.
Many students across campus are required to use these products for their school work. The Communication and Journalism department, along with the Fine Arts department and Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media, use these products on a regular basis. Recently, the Anderson School of Business used Adobe products to create their Acura Ad that was published earlier this semester.
Currently the University of Miami and Penn State participate in the "Creative Campus" program.
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