All Photography Majors are required to purchase an Apple Laptop Computer, a Digital SLR Camera and relevant software (described below) in the first two weeks of their first semester in the Major.
Note: The Photography Major does not support the Windows OS. Although students who use Windows based laptops will be able to use the Adobe CS6 suite, faculty may not be able to offer assistance with OS, networking and compatibility issues.
The following information helps identify what the required and optional resources are and how you may acquire them.
Minimum: Apple MacBook Pro. 15-inch: 2.4 GHz Retina display, i7 Processor (Turbo to 3.4GHz), with 8GB 1600 MHz memory, 256GB flash storage. Education Price ~ $1999.00 + GST
Laptop Specifications updated April, 2013
AppleCare Protection Plan (3 Year) While not mandatory, this purchase is strongly recommended. Price ~ $259.00 +GST. Can be purchased with the laptop.
Digital SLR – Canon or Nikon with full manual exposure settings (~$1000).
Adobe Creative Suite – Design Premium, CS6.0 (Student Edition)