Western Sydney University becomes first Adobe Creative Campus University in New South Wales

As part of Western Sydney University’s commitment to equipping students and staff with the access and digital literacy skills required for learning, working, and succeeding in a constantly evolving digital landscape, the University is proud to deepen its partnership with Adobe to become the first Adobe Creative Campus in New South Wales.

The breadth of digital literacy and fluency requirements of students, graduates, and staff are evolving rapidly, and the ways in which we learn and work transformed.

As an Adobe Creative Campus, every Western Sydney University student, educator, researcher and staff member will have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud digital ecosystem – allowing them to share ideas with ease and benefit from Creative Cloud solutions to solve problems, share knowledge and create freely.

Passionate advocates for equitable access, and embracing diversity and inclusion, the Creative Campus partnership aligns with Western Sydney University’s core principle of delivering transformative education and student experiences through innovative applied curricula, and proactive, customised engagement.

Professor Maryanne Dever, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Education, said being the first Adobe Creative Campus in the state highlights the University’s commitment to student success and digital literacy.

“Building digital skills in our students and graduates has never been more important and so we’re excited to announce Western Sydney University is an Adobe Creative Campus partner. This partnership will enable us to continue to pioneer seamless learning experiences, microcredentials and programs that are characterised by innovation and co-created with students, industry, and community partners,” said Professor Dever.

“The new partnership will extend our capability to equip students and staff with the digital skills to thrive, and we look forward to joining the broader Adobe Creative Campus network.”

Sebastian Distefano, Director of Adobe Creative Campus, said “Adobe’s passion lies in cultivating a world where creativity, innovation, and digital mastery are at the heart of education. We welcome Western Sydney University to our dynamic Adobe Creative Campus family, excited about how the university will enhance this global chorus, setting pioneering standards for the future of innovative learning experiences for students”.

As an Adobe Creative Campus, Western Sydney University is:

Keeping students at the heart
By providing access to the diverse range of digital tools within Adobe Creative Cloud, Western Sydney University is investing in student success and the development of essential skills for their futures. Creative Cloud offers a central, powerful, comprehensive digital makerspace, supporting many different elements within the student learning experience, supporting students to take control of their own learning and success.

Empowering academic and professional staff

It’s not just students that reap the benefits on a Creative Campus: Adobe Creative Cloud gives both academic and professional staff with access to the tools, whilst also supporting their digital literacy skill development and fluency. Adobe provides training, resources, and fresh ideas through the Adobe Education Exchange for academic staff, so that staff can stay agile and creative in the way they work.

Embracing systems supporting learning

Adobe Creative Cloud’s industry-leading tools enables participants to reimagine distinctive ways to teach, encourages innovation and continues to enhance the culture of learning.

Staying industry-relevant and industry-ready

Having the right tools and resources at your fingertips isn’t just about making the learning experience engaging – it’s about building the skills and knowledge that will help students to succeed. Adobe Creative Cloud enables students to achieve enhanced graduate outcomes through digital literacy and attainment of the skills their desired industries


12 February 2024

Media Unit

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