For my thesis defense I am required to adhere to my university's official PowerPoint template. Because I have a lot of equations and PowerPoint is a pain, I would like to do my presentation using Beamer or another LaTeX-based solution. What is the easiest way to do this?
My most basic requirement is to use the same background image, while an ideal solution would preserve as many of the theme's features as possible (e.g.: fonts, bullets, decorative elements, title page, etc.).
Note: I am aware of the possibility to render equations separately and then include them in PowerPoint. This is not the kind of solution I am looking for because I like working with Beamer in particular.
Examples of design features:
Page number with short title in the lower left corner of every slide
Custom bullets only for the table of contents