Minimum Computer Specifications for New Students 2022-2023

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These are the minimum suggested specifications. Anything newer or faster is also acceptable.

If you’re uncertain, on a Mac select “About This Mac” from the Apple menu to view your system specs.

Character Animation Program & Experimental Animation Program

Apple MacBook Pro

  • macOS 12 Monterey
  • Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • 32GB unified memory
  • 1TB SSD storage
  • AppleCare+

–and–

iPad Pro (2021)

  • Apple M1 chip
  • 12.9-inch display
  • 256GB storage
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • AppleCare+

Film Directing Program & Program in Film and Video

Apple MacBook Pro

  • macOS 12 Monterey
  • Apple M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • 32GB unified memory
  • 1TB SSD storage
  • AppleCare+

Personal Equipment Requirements

All Programs

Additional Requirements for Character Animation Program and Experimental Animation Program

  • Wacom Pro Pen 2​ (KP504E) (Required for use of Cintiqs on campus; only works with new Cintiq Pro.)
  • Logitech M535 mouse or similar Mac compatible 3-button Bluetooth mouse (Required for certain software applications such as Maya or Cinema 4D)
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