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School of Performing and Visual Arts

Hardware / Software Requirements



MacBook Pro visit Apple Store online for the newest updates

Recommended Items: Extended warranty (AppleCare Protection Plan)

  • Increased memory  
  • Flash drive
  • Security cable
  • Padded carrying case


  • Visit Adobe online for the newest updates.

Adobe Creative Creative Cloud Design Premium (recommended) or Design Standard. Creative Cloud is a subscription service that includes all available programs offered by adobe, be sure to check on Student discounts and services offered.

  • Adobe Photoshop CC 
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 
  • Adobe InDesign CC 
  • Adobe Bridge 
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC 
  • Adobe Flash CC 
  • Adobe Fireworks CC 
  • Adobe Version Cue CC 
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

Educational Discounts

  • Educational discounts for software are much more affordable: Go to the school bookstore or online for a discount program.
  • Be sure to ask for the available educational discount price for your laptop if you order your computer online.
  • We recommend that you insure your laptop. The University is not responsible for theft or damage of personal computer equipment.