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Technology Package Information

On-ground students are required to maintain a laptop that meets these degree specific minimum requirements. Online students may choose either a desktop or laptop, but a laptop is recommended.

Illustration

Illustration (On-Ground)

Software:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) V22H2 or later
  • Core: Intel® 6th Generation or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen™ 1000 Series or newer CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: 2 GB of GPU memory
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Mac

  • OS: macOS Monterey (version 12) or later
  • Core: Intel® 6th Generation or newer CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: 16 GB of unified memory
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Recommended Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) version 22H2 (or later) or Windows 11
  • Core: Intel® 11th Generation or newer CPU with Quick Sync – or AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series / Threadripper 2000 series or newer CPU
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/Video Card: 6 GB or more for 4K and higher 
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Mac

  • OS: macOS Monterey (version 12) or later
  • Core: Apple silicon M1 or newer
  • Memory: 32 GB or 16GB Unified RAM for M1 CPUs
  • GPU/Video Card: GPU with Metal Support and 6GB of VRAM or Higher
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Additional Physical Equipment:

  • Required Device for digital painting (iPad or Tablet)
  • Recommended Options:
    • iPad Pro with Pencil, 12.9″ (Recommended)
    • Microsoft Surface Pro 6
    • Wacom One (Pen Display)
    • Wacom Intuos (Pen Tablet)
    • Xencelabs Pen Tablet or Pen Display

Illustration (Online)

Software:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) V22H2 or later
  • Core: Intel® 6th Generation or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen™ 1000 Series or newer CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: 2 GB of GPU memory
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Mac

  • OS: macOS Monterey (version 12) or later
  • Core: Intel® 6th Generation or newer CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: 16 GB of unified memory
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Recommended Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) version 22H2 (or later) or Windows 11
  • Core: Intel® 11th Generation or newer CPU with Quick Sync – or AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series / Threadripper 2000 series or newer CPU
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/Video Card: 6 GB or more for 4K and higher
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Mac

  • OS: macOS Monterey (version 12) or later
  • Core: Apple silicon M1 or newer
  • Memory: 32 GB or 16GB Unified RAM for M1 CPUs
  • GPU/Video Card: GPU with Metal Support and 6GB of VRAM or Higher
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Additional Physical Equipment:

  • Required Device for digital painting (iPad or Tablet)
  • Recommended Options:
    • iPad Pro with Pencil, 12.9″ (Recommended)
    • Microsoft Surface Pro 6
    • Wacom One (Pen Display)
    • Wacom Intuos (Pen Tablet)
    • Xencelabs Pen Tablet or Pen Display

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