Preparing for a future increasingly defined by digital technology and mobility is an important step in developing as artists. Our digitally integrated curriculum and classroom experiences help you achieve a professional working level with leading art-related software and practices.
The purchase of, or regular access to a laptop is strongly recommended for all students. However, it’s required for the programs listed below due to current needs for the delivery of instruction in each.
Please contact your instructor or department chair if you have any questions.
|Art & Design||BA/BFA|
|Film, Video, Animation
and New Genres
|Music||Composition & Technology|
|Theatre||Production, BA Theatre Education|
Minimum Hardware/Software Requirements
The following programs require Adobe software that demand additional system resources. Please follow the links to ensure your computer is capable of running the software below. All other programs may use a laptop that suits their budget and preference.
Art Education: Photoshop, Illustrator
Design & Visual Communication: Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, After Effects, XD
Digital Studio Practice: Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere, After Effects
Photography & Imaging: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom Classic
Print & Narrative Forms: Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign
Film, Video, Animation and New Genres: Premiere
Frequently Asked Questions
- AppleCare Protection Plans
- A laptop lock
- LoJack for Laptops (covers accidental loss or theft)
It is also recommended that you familiarize yourself with UWM Information Security.