Adobe Generation is bigger and better than ever


December 04, 2013

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We are thrilled to note that this year’s Adobe Generation is bigger and better than ever before. Adobe Generation kicked off on the 19th of November with the Photo Imaging course. The first Photo Imaging session saw a record number of attendee’s and was the largest live class Adobe has ever held in any part of the world. Moreover, the attendee’s for the Photo Imaging class were not just UK based. With increased global applicants, in particular, Poland, USA and South Africa, our aim to reach and inspire people globally really is a reality. Currently 50% of the Photo Imaging course attendee’s are students. This further confirms Adobe Generation to have sparked interest for a wider demographic- students are not the only ones who want to hone their Creative Cloud skills.

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Like all of the five free online Adobe Generation courses, the Photo Imaging course takes place every Tuesday over Adobe Connect, for a total of five weeks; that is five free online sessions! One student noted that “week 1 class crammed full of useful info, tutors really know their stuff & great participation from students” (Pip Pickering). The Photo Imaging seminars from professionals, Ian Usher and Ross Wallis are proving to be really popular. Why wouldn’t you want to take part? You are not too late to join in on the Photo Imaging action: register here, to access and attend the live seminars.

Adobe Generation- register now:

–          Photo Imaging– every Tuesday from 19th November- 17th December 7-8.30pm

–          Animation– every Tuesday from 7th January- 11th February 7-8.30pm

–          Video– every Tuesday from 25th February- 1st April 7-8.30pm

–          Games Design– every Tuesday from 29th April- 3rd June 7-8.30pm

–          App Design– every Tuesday from 10th June- 15th July 7-8.30pm

Adobe Generation Is Back! 5 New Courses To Hone Your Creative Skills


November 12, 2013

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Following the huge success of Adobe Generation last year, we’re excited to announce that it’s back for the 2013/14 academic year – and it’s even bigger than before. We’re rolling out five new free online courses for up to 50,000 students (aged 14-19) and teachers across the country, adding Video Production and Apps Design courses to the Photo Imaging, Animation and Games Design sessions that we offered last year.

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We know from our own research that there is growing demand from employers for so called ‘new creatives’ – they want a multi skilled workforce. By introducing the extra courses to Adobe Generation, we hope to support industry in creating this new workforce, and young people themselves in becoming multi-skilled, by giving them the opportunity to develop a wider range of digital design skills.

Adobe Generation is a great resource for anyone looking to expand their creative skills. Each of the five courses on offer will run over a five week period, with one live session taking place over Adobe Connect every Tuesday. During each weekly session, we, together with experts from each field, will be teaching a different creative discipline – for example, how to plot a story line of a game, or cut and edit a video into a final narrative sequence. We then set weekly tasks for students to do in between sessions so they can put those skills into practice, using a free trial of Adobe Creative Cloud.

In addition to learning practical skills, students will also be able to explore different creative careers firsthand through the help of our industry experts. This year we’ve got a raft of fantastic people lined up, including world class fashion photographer Kevin Foord and national newspaper Photo Editor Jason Brake, who will lead each session and share their own experiences of working in their chosen profession.

On completion of the course, students will be given an Adobe certificate to validate their skills and bolster their portfolio ahead of applying for university or a job. They will also be encouraged to continue their learning through the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – our national qualification validating entry-level skills in digital communications using Adobe tools.

Details of the new set of courses are as follows…

  • Photo Imaging – runs each Tuesday from 19th November –  17th December at 7- 8:30pm
  • Animation – runs each Tuesday from 7th January – 4th February  at 7- 8:30pm
  • Video – runs each Tuesday from 25th February – 25th March at 7- 8:30pm
  • Games Design –runs each Tuesday from 29th April – 27th May at 7- 8:30pm
  • App Design – runs each Tuesday from 10th June – 8th July at 7- 8:30pm

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today at and follow all the latest #AdobeGen updates on Twitter.

Adobe Generation: What can your students achieve?

The @AdobeUK Team

November 07, 2012

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We’re almost half way through our Adobe Generation courses, and I have to say the student work has been fabulous so far. We’ll be adding a selection to the Adobe Students UK Facebook page over the next few weeks, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about an inspiring young lady who won the pilot Games Design course this summer.

Lydia Odai (18) signed up to expand her digital skills before she started her University degree in September. She had no previous games design experience, yet produced a stunning game called ‘Falling from the Sky’ after just nine hours of teaching time – it just goes to show what can be achieved even in a short amount of time. Over 1,000 students took part in the pilot, but Lydia’s game outshone them all.

Here’s what Lydia had to say about Adobe Generation…
“I’ve always been interested in gaming, so was excited to sign up to the Adobe Generation Games Design course and learn more about the creative skills I’d need to succeed in the industry. I didn’t have any games design experience when I signed up, but the courses were easy to follow so before I knew it, I was learning complex skills such as coding. Being taught by people from industry really helped, as they gave us a firsthand perspective on what it’s like to work in gaming. I’ve just started a BA in Computer Visualisation & Animation at Bournemouth University so hope to build on the skills I acquired through Adobe Generation. Plus the course convinced me that my decision to go in the creative industries was the right one. I’d recommend that anyone interested in learning new digital skills, signs up.”
You can play Lydia’s game for yourselves by clicking here. Plus there’s still time for you and your students to sign up to the current Adobe Generation courses we’re running in Games Design, Photo Imaging and Animation – visit for more info!

Unleash student creativity with Adobe Generation

The @AdobeUK Team

May 14, 2012

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We’ve launched an exciting new initiative this week called Adobe Generation. In a nutshell, this is a series of four online courses (each lasting ten weeks), designed to teach UK students (age 14-19) key skills they will need to succeed in a range of creative careers. Games Design is the first course we are running, which we kicked off last night, and it’s developed by a fab team of teachers and industry experts from across the world.

As well as getting an insight into all the ins and outs of games design, students get to learn from some of the brightest creative talent around at the moment. Sessions are taught over Adobe Connect by different creative experts, including US games designer and educator Roxana Hadad, who teach a specific element of games design and give insights into their working lives. They also set weekly tasks for students to complete ahead of the next session, which are reviewed and commented on on a student forum.

For students looking to brush up on their skills in between sessions, we’ve made a bunch of web-based learning resources available, including video tutorials, ‘how to’ guides and a recording of each session. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving a certificate to each student who completes the course – which will look great on their CVs and UCAS applications!

The Games Design course is running every Thursday from 7-8:15pm until July 12th– check out to sign up or to get more information.

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