Autodesk offers free student versions of a number of their products, which you can install on your own personal devices.
The following Autodesk software may be of interest to students on courses with creative or design elements:
- Autodesk Maya
- Arnold renderer (used with Autodesk Maya)
- Autodesk Mudbox
- AutoCAD (for Windows PCs, laptops and tablets)
- AutoCAD for Mac (for Apple iMacs and MacBooks)
- Autodesk Sketchbook
- Autodesk 3ds Max (for Windows PCs, laptops and tablets)
If you haven’t already signed up for an Autodesk account you’ll need to create one – choose “Create An Account”.
Choose “United Kingdom” from the “Country, Territory or Region” dropdown menu.
Choose “Student” from the “Educational role” dropdown menu.
Choose “High School/Secondary” from the “Institution type” dropdown menu.
Enter your date of birth, then click “Next”.
On the next screen you should use a personal email address rather than your college email address. Autodesk will ask you to upload a scan or photo of your student ID card in order to verify your student status.
You must not use the same password as you use for your college account.
When you’ve completed the form, tick the box to say that you agree and then click “Create Account”. You should then be able to download the software of your choice.