For Design, Photography, and Art majors, either the 13″ or 15″ Retina MacBook Pro is suitable. We recommend at least 8GB of RAM and at least 512GB of storage. We further recommend that students in Video Art consider purchasing the 15″ models, as the additional power and screen size can be valuable. AppleCare+ Protection Plan for up to three years is strongly recommended.
For Game Design students we recommend a Windows laptop which meets or exceeds the following specifications:
• Quad-core Intel Core i7
• 16GB RAM
• 1TB Storage (SSD is recommended, if your budget permits.)
• Nvidia GTX 1060 or better graphics
• VR Ready
Animation students should consider a computer similar to the above listed Game Design recommendations but if preferred, may also consider an Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with 512GB storage.
Students should also strongly consider an extended warranty with accidental damage coverage.