Perforce Software Strengthens Commitment to Education

Alameda, Calif., August 28, 2012—Perforce Software has launched a new program that strengthens its commitment to educational institutions and provides students free access to the Perforce Software Version Management system. The Perforce in Education program provides educational institutions with free licenses for Perforce. While more than 50 academic institutions already use Perforce in their classrooms to create, develop, and version all their digital assets, this new program will help students get up and running faster with free access to Perforce's introductory online course.

"We have provided our products to educational institutions for many years and are pleased to be used by some of the world's most exciting research and development projects at schools like MIT and Stanford," said Nigel Chanter, chief operating officer of Perforce Software. "By adding free online training, we are now enabling more colleges and universities to better prepare their students for careers in modern digital content creation."

Vancouver Film School Joins Education Program

Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier entertainment arts institution, has taken advantage of the new program. With 2,000 educational licenses, VFS enables its students to collaborate on digital entertainment projects, storing all of their work from initial concept through to polished results. VFS students learn source code management, data security, how to develop logical workflows, change tracking, and accountability for their work.

"Perforce is the tool of choice for day-to-day asset management at media- based organizations worldwide, and this program ensures VFS students will learn on the same enterprise-level production and pipeline software used by their future employers," Peter Walsh, senior instructor in Game Design at VFS. "At VFS we ensure that whenever possible we emulate the real world within our educational model. Through this program, we're able to do just that."

Program Benefits

Perforce in Education offers students and faculty the following benefits:

  • Free educational licenses
  • Free use of the introductory Perforce e-learning module (valued at $150 per user)
  • Opportunity to engage with Perforce industry experts
  • Perforce internships and career opportunities

For more information on the Perforce in Education program visit,

About Perforce

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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