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To succeed at RMCAD and in your professional career beyond, you'll need access to leading-edge software. RMCAD outlines program-specific Technology Requirements below to ensure you have the technological tools you'll be working with in your industry. The following list details department packages and software used in coursework, as well as the software’s system requirements. All departments will also abide by the system requirements in the Learning Management system.


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Animation

2D ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION
Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion as well as Autodesk.
Students are required to acquire the following applications/hardware on their own:
-Wacom Tablet (Recommend an Intuos pro line or better)
-Toonboom—Storyboard Pro, and Harmony
Current System Requirements for 2D Animation:
Windows
Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1 (64bit) or newer
Dedicated Nvidia or AMD Graphics Card (Nvidia recommended)
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display minimum 1920x1080 recommended or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
512 GB Hard Drive, solid state hard drive recommended with at least 60 GB of free space to hold software.
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
MAC OSX 10.10 or newer
Dedicated Nvidia or AMD Graphics Card (Nvidia recommended)
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display minimum 1920x1080 recommended or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
512 GB Hard Drive, solid state hard drive recommended with at least 60 GB of free space to hold software.
3D ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION
Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion as well as Autodesk.
Students are required to acquire the following or equivalent hardware on their own:
-Wacom Tablet (Recommend an Intuos pro line or better)
-Toon Boom- Storyboard Pro
Current System Requirements for 3D Animation:
Windows
Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1(64bit) or newer
Dedicated Nvidia or AMD Graphics Card (Nvidia recommended)
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display minimum 1920x1080 recommended or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
512 GB Hard Drive, solid state hard drive recommended with at least 60 GB of free space to hold software.
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
MAC OSX 10.10 or newer
Dedicated Nvidia or AMD Graphics Card (Nvidia recommended)
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display minimum 1920x1080 recommended or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
512 GB Hard Drive, solid state hard drive recommended with at least 60 GB of free space to hold software.

BUSINESS FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion
System Requirements for Business for the Creative Industries:
Windows
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom 2 processor with 64bit support or better Multicore processor
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1 or newer
4gb of ram (8gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 40 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
or
We do not recommend Macs for our Business for Creative Industries Program

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion.
Students will be required to procure specific industry equipment over the course of the program on their own. This information will be constantly updated and distributed directly from the Chair of the program to each student after the student enrolls.
Our current Program requirements are as follows:
-Lacie Hard Drive
-DSLR Camera (specifications below)
-Lighting Kit (specifications below)
Prior to the 2nd term student will purchase one of the following:
-Nikon D610 24-85 lens kit
-Nikon D750 24-120 lens kit
-Nikon D810 24-120 lens kit
-Nikon D7200 18-140 lens kit
-Nikon D5300
-Canon EOS 6D 24-105 lens kit
-Canon EOS 7D Mark II
-Canon EOS 80D 18-135 lens kit
-Canon EOS Rebel T6S 18-135mm lens kit
-Canon EOS Rebel T6i 18-55 lens kit
(*full frame cameras)
Prior to the 4th term student will also purchase:
-Bowens Gemini 400/400rx Light Kit
System Requirements for Commercial Photography (Only Apple Hardware permitted on-ground and online):
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
MAC OSX 10.10 or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
at least 60gb of free space to hold software

FASHION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion.
Students are required to acquire the following applications/hardware on their own:
-Optitex
System Requirements for Fashion Design:
Windows
Intel Core i5 or better Multicore processor
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1 or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 40 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
128mb or better open gl nvidia card (NVIDIA Fermi Architecture GPU 2GB VRAM or better recommended) (NOTE: As of this document optitex does not support the pascal generation harware, GTX 1080/70, nor the Quadro P5000, P6000)
We do not recommend Mac for our Fashion Design Program.

FINE ART + ART EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion.
Students are required to acquire the following or equivalent hardware on their own: D5200 Nikon
System Requirements for Fine Art + Art Education:
Windows
Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1(64bit) or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 60 GB of free space to hold software
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
MAC OSX 10.10 or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
at least 60gb of free space to hold software and OS.

GAME ART TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion as well as Autodesk.
System Requirements for Game Art:
Windows
2.5GHz or faster Quad core Intel or AMD processor
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1 or newer
Dedicated Nvidia or AMD Graphics Card (Nvidia recommended)
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display minimum 1920x1080 recommended or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 50 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor
MAC OSX 10.9.5 or newer
Dedicated Nvidia or AMD Graphics Card (Nvidia recommended)
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display minimum 1920x1080 recommended or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
at least 50gb of free space to hold software and OS.

GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion.
Students are required to acquire the following applications and hardware on their own:
Nikon D5200 (with accessories)
System Requirements for Graphic Design:
Windows
Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1(64bit) or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 60 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
MAC OSX 10.10 or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
at least 60gb of free space to hold software

ILLUSTRATION TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion.
-ArtRage -Latest release
Students are required to acquire the following applications and hardware on their own:
Wacom Tablet (Recommend an Intuos pro line or better)
System Requirements for Illustration:
Windows
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom 2 processor with 64bit support or better Multicore processor
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1 or newer
4gb of ram (8gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 40 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor
MAC OSX 10.9.5 or newer
4gb of ram (8gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
at least 40gb of free space to hold software and OS.

INTERIOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion as well as Autodesk.
System Requirements for Interior Design:
Windows
Single or multicore Xeon, I series processor ,or AMD Equivalent. (Recommended up to 16 cores or better for near photorealistic rendering operations).
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 50 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
We do not recommend Macs for our Interior Design Program

MASTER'S PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

Current Package Contents:
-Adobe Creative Cloud (latest release) Student Contract
-Guides to acquire office 365 at their discretion.
System Requirements for Masters Program:
Windows
Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Microsoft windows 7 with sp1(64bit) or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or Faster, RAID or comparable SSD
at least 60 GB of free space to hold software and OS.
or
Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor
MAC OSX 10.10 or newer
8gb of ram (16gb recommended)
1280x800 display or better
7200 rpm Hard drive or faster, RAID, or comparable SSD
at least 60gb of free space to hold software and OS.

LMS System Requirements

Package Contents:
Operating Systems - OS X 10.6 or above ; Windows 7 or above.
Internet Browsers – Mozilla Firefox v24.0; Google Chrome v30.0; Apple
Safari v6.0
Bandwidth – Minimum: 5 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload; Recommended:
10Mbps download/ 2 Mbps upload
(Operating System Hardware Requirements)
Mac Computer with Intel processor 1.6ghz or faster
1gb of memory
5gb of disk space free
dvd drive for installation
Windows computer with a 1ghz or faster processor
1gb of memory
16gb of disk space free
dx9 graphics device with wddm 1.0 or higher driver