• Software

    Software available for students

    Students at Norwich University of the Arts have free access to a range of licensed specialist software — both at home and on campus.

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of professional applications and services used for graphic design, photography, video editing, web development, UX, and social media.

    Students just need to login to the suite using their NUA email and password. You can install Creative Cloud applications on multiple devices, regardless of operating system — however, it can only be active on two at the same time.

    • After Effects
    • Animate
    • Audition
    • Dimension
    • Dreamweaver
    • Illustrator
    • InCopy
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro
    • Premiere Rush
    • XD
    • Acrobat
    • + 100GB cloud storage

    AutoDesk Creation Suite

    Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. The suite includes tools designed to handle tough production challenges; from complex simulations, effects and rendering; to drafting, annotating, and designing 2D geometry and 3D models — with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.

    For more resources and information about digital 3d software, or to contact one of the technicians, check the Digital 3d VLE page.

    Students working from a PC on campus can use AutoDesk programs free of charge, which will be automatically activated for you under one of our site licenses. If you are working from home, you can verify that you’re a student on the AutoDesk website to use the software at home.

    • Maya
    • 3DS MAX
    • MudBox
    • Recap
    • Revit
    • AutoCad
    • Archicad

    Relevant buildings with 3D capable workstations:

    • St Andrews House (Open Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm)
    • Monastery Media Lab (Open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm)
    • Boardman House (Open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm)

    Office 365 Apps

    Students have access to Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 devices including Macs, PCs, tablets and smartphones — Apple and Android.

    Students just need to login with their NUA email address and password.

    • Word
    • Teams
    • Excel
    • OneDrive
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • Powerpoint
    • +1TB of cloud storage

    Our primary applications are listed below:

    Adobe Creative CloudPhotoshop
    Lightroom Classic
    Lightroom CC
    Premiere Pro
    After Effects
    Autodesk Creation SuiteMaya
    3DS MAX
    Microsoft Office 365Word
    Additional 3D toolsBlender
    Unreal Engine 4
    3D Coat
    ZBrush 2019
    Marmoset Toolbag 3 
    Substance Designer & Painter 
    Additional 2D toolsAlchemy 
    Boom Harmony
    TV Paint 11
    Additional post productionDaVinci Resolve
    V-Ray Next

    This list is not exhaustive. As well as the primary applications available to students, we have a wide range of other software available. This offering is added to regularly, so talk to the technicians if you can’t find the software you are looking for!

    Our technicians are always on hand to help students with accessing these systems. The Intranet has useful resources and further information about available software, as well as contact details for the Student IT Help Desk.

    IT resources at NUA

    IT resources can be accessed at numerous terminals available throughout the campus: in the workshops, library, seminar rooms, and computer labs.

    Students should migrate their files to personal storage before graduation.

    Please note that after students graduate, they do not have free access to their student cloud storage.

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