Teachers and Universities

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Foundry’s Education Collective

Get all the tools for a production workflow in one license (our Production Collective, plus Katana and Cara VR). Our Institution licenses are for primary and secondary education providers and degree-granting or certificate-granting learning, teaching or training institutions.

Foundry Education bridges the gap of the talent demand. We equip our education partners with the right tools, learning resources, and industry insights to prepare the next generation for industry success.

Click the links on the left to learn more about each product or apply for your license below.

Faculty Member Price
$270/ €194/ £163

Classroom Price
$349/ €259/ £213

Classroom Licenses

  • Discounted packages for production, VFX and 3D design
  • No product limitations
  • The Education Collective - our production workflow package
  • Get in touch with our Education team below

Faculty Licenses

  • For teachers and educators
  • Get the Education Collective for the same price as students
  • Includes full product versions of Nuke, Cara VR, Mari, Katana and Modo
  • Education licenses may not be used on commercial projects

Online Programs

  • For teachers and educators who do not qualify for our traditional Education program
  • Instructors for courses on Nuke, Mari, Katana and Modo
  • Apply to see if you're eligible for discounts

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between non-commercial and education licensing?

Non-commercial licenses have usage limitations and restrictions. Non-commercial licenses are for home-use only; therefore, they cannot be used in a commercial environment including schools. Our education licenses provide full non-limited commercial versions of the software meaning students can easily transfer files between home and school machines and take their work with them into the industry. Once a project is started in non-commercial, it cannot later be transferred to education/commercial versions due to file encryption, so projects would need to be started from scratch in full commercial versions. Additionally, Foundry education licenses allow students and graduates to upgrade to permanent commercial licenses at 70% off the commercial price.

Our institution has Production Collective licenses. How can we get Katana included now that it's available for free?

We can get you Katana. Contact us at educationsupport@foundry.com or talk to your local Foundry representative about how to get Katana. Please note that it might take a few days for us to issue Katana to you.

What are the home-use keys I have been issued for my students?

As the name suggests, this is a unique key that is created to allow your students to use their license at home. This key will be valid for the same duration as your school's institutional license keys, to support your students throughout their course. New annual home-use keys will be issued with your institutional license renewal each year. The home-use keys are node-locked and offer an alternative to the paid student license and first year free license. They are not a replacement to your classroom licenses and can not be installed on a classroom or lab computer.

My students applied for free licenses and were told our school has licenses to issue to them. What is this referring to?

This refers to home-use licenses which we recently introduced. We know that due to the current circumstances, many students are spending less time at school and more time working from home. We therefore wanted to make student keys more accessible to them. Students will no longer need to apply for a license individually on our website as they will now have access from you, their school. You will be issued one master key which can be distributed to your students. Please email us at education@foundry.com to request the home-use keys for your students.

How do I obtain the home-use keys for my students?

Please email us at education@foundry.com to request the home-use keys for your students. 

My school doesn't have Foundry licenses and in the past, our students have used the "first-year free" student license. How do we get access to this?

Please email us at education@foundry.com and we'll be happy to discuss options with you.

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