Computer Recommendations

Desktop Model - iMac
Any of the current iMacs will work. The higher the cost, the more power, but even the lower model can handle what is needed. For all 3 models, we recommend spending the extra to increase the memory to 16GB or higher. We also recommend purchasing the extended warranty.

Laptop Model - MacBook Pro
Any of the current MacBook Pro models will work. The higher the cost, the more power, but even the lower model can handle what is needed. We recommend purchasing the extended warranty. Also, we recommend buying an external monitor as laptop screens are too small to work on graphic design projects efficiently, or with clarity. Apple monitors are really good, but very expensive. We recommend the following brands, ASUS or Dell, 21”-24”. There are lots of options for monitors, so get what you can afford. Depending on the monitor, you will need to purchase adapters to be able to connect with your laptop.
SOFTWARE
We use Adobe products such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Bridge, and Acrobat. There will be other software needed, depending on what students want to focus on, we recommend buying these as needed, and after checking in with the professors teaching in those areas.