Upgrade to a commercial license

Students and graduates can get 70% off our full toolsets

Upgrade to a commercial license

Students and graduates who are enrolled in Foundry’s education program are eligible to upgrade to a permanent commercial license and only pay for the annual maintenance (70% off the regular commercial price) or can upgrade to a discounted Mari subscription license (70% off in the first year).

Foundry’s permanent commercial licenses come in two parts: the license itself and the maintenance (all the jazzy product updates). For students and graduates transitioning to the commercial world, the license is free when you pay for the first year of maintenance! For example, a permanent Production Collective license for those upgrading is only $2,509.

The educational upgrade prices below are equivalent to the annual commercial maintenance prices.

Which product are you interested in?

Now is your time to go even deeper into your chosen product and take your skills into the industry. 

Commercial Product Student Price
Production Collective $2,589 / €1,929/ £1,809
katanaKatana $1,999 / €1,369/ £1,319
nuke-studioNuke Studio $2,379 / €1,739/ £1,669
nuke-xNuke X $2,119 / €1,419/ £1,369
nukeNuke $1,659 / €1,179/ £1,069
mariMari $336 / €264/ £240
modoModo $453 / €410/ £388


This offer is available to students and graduates who have the Education Collective license as part of Foundry’s Education program. To move forward with your upgrade, apply here

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the upgrade a permanent license?

Yes, you are purchasing a permanent license for your chosen product with the exception of Mari. Mari is only offered as a subscription, not permanent so the license will need to be renewed annually for continued access. For all other products, the permanent licenses do not expire, so you will always be able to run versions of the application that were released before your maintenance expiry date. If you do not renew your maintenance then you won’t be able to run versions released after the maintenance date.

I don't have a Student or Graduate license. Can I purchase a discounted commercial upgrade?

No, we do require you to have a Student or Graduate license that was active within the last 6 months to qualify for the discounted upgrade.

I graduated more than 6 months ago. Can I purchase a discounted commercial upgrade?

Please email us at education@foundry.com and we can discuss options with you.

I'm a Faculty member. Can I purchase a discounted commercial upgrade?

Faculty members do not qualify for the commercial upgrade. Instead you can apply for a Faculty license here.

Is it possible to install and uninstall the license on different computers?

With a node-locked license, you can only switch to another computer once a year for free if your license is on maintenance. If you wish to transfer your license to another machine, please email sales@foundry.com.

How should I return the signed quote? Digitally or via Post?

Please return the signed quote by email.

Can I pay with Paypal?

We do not accept Paypal payment. We offer two payment options: bank transfer or card payment through a link that we send you upon request.