Teachers and Universities

Empower your students to be the best they can be: teach them market-leading toolsets, used by industry professionals

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
$286 / £173 / €206

Classroom Price
$370 / £226 / €275

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

I saw Nuke can be log-in based. Can my Education Collective license be set as login-based? Can the classroom licenses be log-in based?

Not yet. It will only be possible to use login-based licensing for collectives after all the constituent products in that collection have been made available for login-based licensing. Please look out for future announcements about licensing for our collectives.

How can I get updates on upcoming educational events, webinars and so on from Foundry?

Sign up for our Education Newsletter for all the latest news

My school doesn't have Foundry licenses but my students need access. How do they obtain a license? 

Students enrolled at schools with paid Foundry classroom licenses are eligible for a free student license. Students enrolled at a school that doesn’t have active Foundry classroom licenses can opt for our discounted annual student licenses for $99 / €89 / £79. Students can apply online on our student page.

How do I access background plates for practicing VFX in Nuke?

We've partnered with ActionVFX.com to give you FREE early access to its Practice Footage Library database—which offers stock footage plates that are perfect for use in the classroom or for student demo reels–plus a 10% discount for the ActionVFX store. To get early access and the 10% discount, use code FOUNDRY10. 

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

Non-commercial licenses are for home use only, so they cannot be used in a commercial environment or in schools for teaching. Once a project is started in non-commercial, it cannot later be transferred to educational or commercial versions due to file encryption. Projects would need to be started from scratch in full commercial versions. Our Education licenses provide full, non-limited versions of the software. This means students can easily transfer files between home and school machines and take their work with them into the industry. Education licenses also allow students and graduates to upgrade to a commercial subscription license at 70% off the commercial price for the first year when their student licenses expire. 

I am part of an online only school.  Can I obtain a faculty license? Will my students be eligible for a student license?

Please complete our online program application above.  A member of our Education team will contact you to go over licensing options. 

I need to discuss options for my school. Who do I contact?

Please email us at education@foundry.com and a member of our Education team will get in touch.