Software for Personal Devices

 Software Availability Additional Information
Adobe Creative Cloud Free to all students and full-time staff and faculty Notes on version control below
Microsoft Office Free to all students and on Emerson-owned devices. 
Autodesk Software (Maya, Mudbox, and AutoCAD) Free to all students Notes on version control below
DaVinci Resolve 17 Free to all Not the full Studio version
Unity Free to all students Notes on version control below
Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling Temporarily free to students enrolled in applicable courses Access notes below
Avid Pro Tools Temporarily free to students enrolled in applicable courses Notes below, installation instructions coming via email
iZotope Software Temporarily free to students enrolled in applicable courses Notes below, installation instructions coming via email
Avid Media Composer Temporarily free to students enrolled in applicable courses Notes below, installation instructions coming via email
IBM SPSS Statistics Temporarily free to students enrolled in applicable courses Access notes below
AP ENPS Temporarily free to students enrolled in applicable courses Access notes below
SketchUp Pro Discounted for students (see below for instructions)
Vectorworks Free to students Installation/Activation notes below
Final Draft 18-week free trial, also discounted for students See below for instructions
Final Cut Pro X 90-day free trial See below for instructions

 

Software Free to the Emerson Community

The following software is free to the Emerson Community. Below each heading, you will find links detailing the installation process and/or links to the location from which you can download the software.

Adobe Creative Cloud

As a full-time Emerson College student, you have access to download and use the complete Adobe Creative Cloud for FREE on up to two personal devices.

Which version of Creative Cloud software should I download?

  • For compatibility and consistency reasons, Emerson IT recommends you download applications that are a part of version CC 2019 (the newest release available is CC 2020).
  • Certain Adobe Creative Cloud applications are NOT backward compatible with previous versions. If your coursework requires that you share project files with classmates or your professor, please consult your professor to ensure you are running the same version of the software!
  • To install CC 2019 versions of software on your computer, follow the steps outlined here: Install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps.

Microsoft Office

If you are a full-time Emerson College student, you have access to download the complete Office suite for free.

If you are full-time Faculty or Staff, Microsoft Office is pre-installed on all Emerson-issued computers. If you need to install Microsoft Office on your personal computer, contact the Help Desk.


DaVinci Resolve 17

DaVinci Resolve (not to be confused with Resolve Studio) is free to download/use and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Note: All Emerson labs currently use DaVinci Resolve 16.


Autodesk Software (Maya, Mudbox, AutoCAD, etc.)

Note: Free for faculty and students who are teaching or learning

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Choose your desired piece of software from the Autodesk website.
    • Under “New to Autodesk?”, click Create Account if you don’t already have one (your email must be a .edu address).
    • Choose the appropriate options on the following pages, once you’ve created an account, you should have entitlements to take home software.
  • Autodesk Version Information
    • Emerson recommends downloading the 2019 version of Maya, Mudbox, or AutoCAD for home use.
    • If you are not sure which version to use, please consult your professor to get specific version information!
    • To download these previous versions, follow Autodesk's guide to Download previous versions.

Unity

Note: Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution of legal age to consent to the collection and processing of their personal information, e.g., age 13 in the US, 16 in the EU. Must join the GitHub Student Developer Pack to be verified.

  • Sign up for the Unity Student plan at Unity for Students.
    • The site will prompt you to create, or log in to your Unity ID and GitHub account.
    • Apply for the GitHub Student Developer Pack, which requires proof of enrollment in an accredited institution.
    • Once you’re verified through GitHub, get started by signing in to the Unity Student plan.
  • After activating, be sure to download Unity Hub.
  • Unity Version Information
    • Emerson recommends downloading 2018.4 LTS—the most recent of which is LTS Release 2018.4.19f1
    • If you are not sure which version to use, please consult your professor to get specific version information!
    • If you can't find the download link in Unity Hub, you can download them from Unity Long Term Support.

Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling

Note: Only students enrolled in courses teaching MM Budgeting and Scheduling are currently eligible.

  • This application can be accessed through Citrix Workspace.
  • Follow our Citrix Workspace guide for instructions on logging in and accessing your apps.

Pro Tools | Ultimate

Note: Only students enrolled in courses utilizing Pro Tools are currently eligible.

  • You will receive an email before the start of classes with further instructions about Pro Tools download and installation steps.
  • If for some reason you do not receive this email, please reach out to bruno_caruso@emerson.edu, please include your Avid account email address.
  • Installation and Licensing Instructions
    • First, visit iLok to set up an account, preferably using your Emerson email address. After you've created an account, be sure to download and install the iLok License Manager software from that same page.
    • Next, visit Avid.com/account/orientation to create an Avid account using your Emerson email address.
    • You must then link your iLok account with your Avid account.
    • Once linked, activate the code you received via email, and deposit it into your iLok account.
    • Navigate back to iLok.com and sign in again. Select the Pro Tools license and use iLok Cloud. If you already have a physical iLok dongle, you can use that instead.
    • Download and install Pro Tools by navigating to Avid.com/account, and under Linked Avid Accounts, click on Access Your Account. This should take you to the Download Center—find Avid Pro Tools in the list, and download the appropriate version based on the below information.
  • Pro Tools Version Information
    • Emerson recommends downloading the following versions depending on your operating system, for compatibility and consistency reasons:
      • macOS 10.14 Mojave: Pro Tools 2019.10
      • macOS 10.15 Catalina: Pro Tools 2019.12
      • Windows 10: Pro Tools 2019.12

iZotope Software

Note: Only students enrolled in courses utilizing the iZotope family of products are currently eligible for the 60-day license.

  • You will receive an email before the start of classes with further instructions about licensing. You can download your copy of RX7 or Ozone from iZotope.
  • You will need to register/create an account using your Emerson email address as part of the download and installation process.
    • Download the installer and follow the instructions in the setup wizard to initiate the installation process. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.
    • Navigate to your DAW and launch the iZotope plugin that you installed. This will trigger the Authorization Wizard.
    • Enter your serial number, name, and email address. Next, click Authorize, then Submit. Once the authorization is complete, click Finish.
  • If you experience issues with iZotope or did not receive the activation email, please reach out to bruno_caruso@emerson.edu

Avid Media Composer | Ultimate

Note: Only students enrolled in courses utilizing Avid Media Composer are currently eligible. Using your Emerson email address, create an Avid account at Avid.com/account as early as possible!

  • You will receive an email before classes resume with further instructions about Avid Media Composer download and installation steps.
  • If for some reason you do not receive this email, please reach out to kieran_mckeon@emerson.edu, please include your Avid account email address.
  • Avid Media Composer Version Information
    • Emerson recommends downloading the following versions depending on your operating system, for compatibility and consistency reasons:
      • macOS 10.14 Mojave: Media Composer 2019.7
      • macOS 10.15 Catalina: Media Composer 2020.2 (Public Beta)
      • Windows 10: Media Composer 2019.7

IBM SPSS Statistics

Note: Only students enrolled in courses teaching IBM SPSS Statistics are currently eligible.

  • This application can be accessed through Citrix Workspace.
  • Follow our Citrix Workspace guide for instructions on logging in and accessing your apps.

AP ENPS

Note: Only students enrolled in courses teaching AP ENPS are currently eligible

  • This application can be accessed through Citrix Workspace.
  • Follow our Citrix Workspace guide for instructions on logging in and accessing your apps.

Vectorworks

Note: Students and professors in select global markets can download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software, which includes all the capabilities of Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight.


Final Cut Pro X

Note: This is for personal computers only! If you are a Journalism student with an assigned Creativity Kit, you should have already received an email with a Final Cut Pro X redemption code. If you didn’t, please reach out at helpdesk@emerson.edu.

 

Discounted Software for Students

The following software is available to Emerson College students at a discounted rate.

SketchUp Studio

SketchUp Studio For Students is available for $55 a year.


Final Draft

  • Final Draft offers a fully-functional 18-week trial. All writing, production, and printing features are enabled. You must use your emerson.edu email address when signing up.
  • If you’ve already signed up for this and exceeded the time limit, Final Draft offers a discounted academic license
  • If you are teaching this software as a part of your course, please reach out to helpdesk@emerson.edu.
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