The Graphic Design Program is part of the College’s BYOD program, as such a Macintosh laptop is mandatory equipment. The base model 15” MacBook Pro (approx. $2329.00) is the minimum required model. You need to come to each class equipped with a mouse and a mouse pad of your choice. If you purchase a new MacBook Pro, Apple’s AppleCare warranty is a good idea, though not mandatory. Computers should be purchased either at an Apple Retail store or at Apple’s online education store to take advantage of their educational discount of 6 to 10 percent.
It will be useful to bring earphones or headphones to class so you can listen to video tutorials, if needed. Keep them in your bag.
Please allot $50 per year for an online backup service. Alternatively, you can purchase an external desktop hard drive at approximately $100. Any USB 3 unit at 2TB or above is sufficient. One of the two choices is mandatory.
A basic Wacom drawing tablet (or equivalent) is also a suggested purchase, but not required. Approximate cost is $100.
No printer or scanner is required.