Computer Requirements

A laptop screen is open on a table, with printed artwork scattered about

The Department of Art highly recommends a Macintosh laptop computer outfitted with specific software (see list below).


  • 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Portable hard drive for file backup
  • Digital Camera. No model specified.


Communication Design students: view additional requirements


Color Inkjet Printer (8.5 x 11" minimum); Scanner; Mouse; Drawing Tablet

For History of Art and Architecture Majors only

Art history students may choose either a PC or a Mac. Software for the PC should include a recent version of Microsoft Office. Adobe Creative Suite is optional. Visit IT @ Miami for additional support.