Keeping up-to-date on the latest hardware and software will give you a leg up in the job market.
All Animation & Motion Media majors are required to have an Apple laptop computer by the beginning of their freshman year. Computers are used extensively by Animation & Motion Media majors in most animation, digital video, and other motion media courses throughout their academic career.
Requirements for animation students (as of Fall 2014) are:
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Please contact the Animation and Motion Media Faculty or Academic computing before using alternatives.
If you already own, a PC that runs Adobe's Creative Suite (PC's have very limited support at the College of Art and Design).
Contact your advisor or Academic Computing if you have any questions. Visit the Technology Requirements page for the complete list of computer and technology requirements by department.
Visit the Technology Requirements page for the complete list of computer and technology requirements by department.
Students who wish to expand their computers should look into options for more RAM or Storage.
Educational discounts on Apple Computers are available through Lesley's relationship with Harvard University and Apple. You can purchase Apple Computers and software and obtain pricing by calling Harvard at 617-495-5450 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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