No. There are tools, applications and software for free or free to use for academic purposes, which are enough for the specificities of each curricular unit. However, LSDM recommends the purchase of Adobe Creative Cloud, an Adobe package that includes the access to multiple applications. With evidence that you're a student, you can acquire a student's license at a very affordable price. For more information visit: It might be necessary to use other software for web design or 3D projects. However, it depends on your personal choices along the course.