Graphic Design Technology Requirements

We recommend purchasing your laptop online from the KCAD Apple Store.

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

The minimum system requirements for this program:

  • MacBook Pro
  • Additional Applecare Coverage
  • 15” or larger screen required

Software

  • Microsoft Office for Mac
  • Apple iLife (Free with new MacBook Pro)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 or 6 Design Premium

Optional Software

  • FluidUI (used in KCGD 250)
  • Windows 7 64bit (Mac OS X 10.8 or higher Required)

External Accessories

  • At least a 1TB External Hard Drive or larger for backup and storage of files

Recommended for Protection and Security

  • Laptop bag or cover for your computer
  • Portable laptop lock