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Computer Specifications

The following are minimum recommendations and system requirements. Should you elect to bring a computer, be aware that some curricula require more powerful computers. Please see below for specific program requirements. Please check with the college of your field of study for their computer hardware and software recommendations. 绿奴天花板 has numerous open computer labs to support study, homework, and research needs. 

  • Core i5 or higher processor 
  • 16 GB of RAM (minimum) 
  • 256 GB of Hard Drive (minimum)
  • Computer Protection Plan/Warranty  
  • WiFi Enabled 
  • Integrated webcam and mic
  • Headset - see recommendations below. 

If you are using Zoom, learn more about , including camera, speakerphone and bandwidth requirements. Headset recommendations include the following: 

  • MPOW BH071A USB Headset — Crystal clear sound with reduced background noise
  • Jabra Evolve Series Headsets —There are several models in this series with varying features.
  • Logitech H390 USB Computer Headset —The Logitech should work well for most casual desktop web/video conferencing users.

Optional Hardware Items

  • Any compatible printer
  • Printer cable to connect to the printer (wireless printers are not supported)
  • Headsets

Software (minimum recommendations)

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (or higher) or Apple macOS Big Sur (11.0 or higher)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free via the Internet)

Art and Design (all degree programs), Communication (all degree programs):

Windows

  • 3.5ghz or faster 13th Generation Intel Core i5-13500H Processor (13th Generation Intel Core i7-13700H Processor recommended)
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit) 
  • 16GB of RAM (32GB or more recommended) 
  • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
  • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560 x 1440 or larger recommended) 
  • Wi-Fi enabled 

MacOS

  • Apple M2 chip with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 8GB unified memory (16GB or more recommended)
  • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
  • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560X1440 or larger recommended)
  • Wi-Fi enabled 

Accessories

  • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
  • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work
  • Extra power supply 

Languages and Linguistics (all degree programs):

Windows (Student Laptops)

  • 3.5ghz or faster 13th Generation Intel Core i5-13500H Processor (13th Generation Intel Core i7-13700H Processor recommended)
  • Windows 11 (64 bit)
  • 16GB of RAM (32GB or more recommended) 
  • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
  • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560 x 1440 or larger recommended) 
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled

Accessories

  • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
  • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work
  • Extra power supply 
  • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors 

Film, Animation and New Media

BFA in Animation:

Windows:

  • 2.3ghz or faster quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (6-core i7 recommended)
  • NVidia RTX 2060 6GB or better (RTX 2070 or 2080 recommended)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) 
  • 16GB of RAM DDR4 (32GB or more recommended) 
  • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
  • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560 x 1440 or larger recommended) 
  • Wi-Fi enabled 

Accessories:

  • Required: Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablet Small (Intuos Pro Small recommended)
  • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
  • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work
  • Extra power supply
  • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors  

B.A. and BFA in Film and Media Arts, and BFA in New Media: 

MacBook Pro 16-inch or 15-inch (2019 -2020)

  • 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
  • 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4
  • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
  • Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Accessories:

  • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
  • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work 
  • Extra power supply 
  • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors

Music B.A. in Music (Music Technology): 

  • MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with:
    • M1 chip (or higher)
    • 16 GB unified memory minimum (24 GB or more recommended)
    • 512 GB SSD storage minimum (1 TB SSD storage or more recommended)
    • MacOS installed (version 13.5 or later recommended)
    • DAW application installed for composing, sequencing, recording, mixing, mastering (e.g., Logic Pro)
  • Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (or similar adapter for USB-C to HDMI and USB-A connections)
  • Extra Apple Power Adapter with Charge Cable
  • USB-A flash drive for transferring work (64 GB or higher recommended)
  • Over-ear, closed-back studio headphones for recording/sequencing (e.g., Sony MDR-7506)
  • Over-ear, semi-open studio headphones for mixing/mastering (e.g., AKG K240 Studio)