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Technology Requirements

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Be aware that you are not limited to these requirements and larger or more powerful Apple laptop will work as well.

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THERE ARE SEPARATE REQUIREMENTS DEPENDING ON YOUR FOCUS

Find your focus below, then reference those specifications.


REQUIREMENTS FOR FOCUS IN MULTIMEDIA DESIGN (MOTION DESIGN AND INTERACTIVE DESIGN)


MACBOOK PRO

15” MacBook Pro

  • 2.6GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Backlit Keyboard - US English
  • Accessory Kit
  • Apple Care ($349)

Required External Accessories

  • Mouse – 2 button scroll
  • External Hard Drive – 1 TB or greater

Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is required. Click on the following link to subscribe: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Office - Provided by Ferris
  • Chrome Browser - Free
  • VLC video player - Free
  • Google Account - Free
  • Sophomore and above: MODO (student edition)

REQUIREMENTS FOR FOCUS IN ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN (2D ANIMATION, 3D GAME ART, OR VISUAL DEVELOPMENT)


MACBOOK PRO

15” MacBook Pro

  • 2.6GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Backlit Keyboard - US English
  • Accessory Kit
  • Apple Care

OR


WACOM MobileStudio Pro 16 COMPUTER 512GB

If you are a Visual Development or 2D Animation focused student you have the option to purchase the Wacom MobileStudio Computer (instead of the Mac Laptop) to be able to draw directly on the computer display. This computer runs the Windows operating system. If you buy this computer you will not need to purchase a separate graphics tablet or additional Cintiq pen.

  • 15.6" Display Size
  • 512GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 6th Generation Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB GDDR5
  • Model# DTH-W1620H
  • Approximately $3,000

Mac Option: Required External Accessories

  • Wacom Intuos Pro M (Medium)
  • Wacom Pro Pen 2 (Included with Wacom Intuos Pro)
  • External Hard Drive - 1 TB or greater
  • Adaptor to connect to the Cintiqs at KCAD USB C Hub w/HDMI and USB 3.0

Wacom PC Option: Required External Accessories

  • Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard
  • Wacom stand
  • External Hard Drive - 1 TB or greater
  • Adaptor to connect to the Cintiqs at KCAD USB C Hub w/HDMI and USB 3.0

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is required. Click on the following link to subscribe: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Office - Provided by Ferris
  • Chrome Browser - Free
  • VLC video player - Free
  • Google Account - Free
  • Sophomore and above: MODO (student edition)

Alternative to the Wacom Intuos Pro:

MonoPrice - 10 x 6.25- Inch Graphic Drawing Tablet with 2048 Pressure Sensitivity Levels


CINTIQ PEN

  • Required if you do not own a Cintiq Companion Computer or the Wacom Intuos 5 or newer tablet with compatible pen to the Cintiqs in our labs
  • Compatible Pens with Digital Media Cintiqs: Wacom part number - KP501E2 WACOM
  • Approximately $69.00

Go to the Technical Support page for more information