Fine, Digital and Performing Arts

Please review the recommended specifications for laptop computing at Shawnee State University. These specifications can be used as a guidance when making a decision on bringing a laptop to campus.

Graphic Design - Minimum configuration

Computer Type 13-inch MacBook Pro
Processor Core i5
Memory 8 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD(Solid State Drive)
Additional Software Adobe CC Subscription(1)

 Graphic Design - Preferred configuration

Computer Type 15-inch MacBook Pro
Processor Core i7
Memory  16 GB
Hard Drive 512 GB SSD(Solid State Drive)
Additional Software Adobe CC Subscription(1)

Game Design - Minimum configuration

Processor Current Gen(2018) Core i5 Processor or AMD equivalent or higher
Memory  8 GB
Hard Drive 512 GB SSD(Solid State Drive)
Graphics Card Nvidia 900 series or AMD RX400 series video card

Game Design - Preferred configuration

Processor Current Gen(2018) Core i7 Processor or AMD equivalent or higher
Memory 16 GB or higher
Hard Drive 512 GB SSD(Solid State Drive)
Graphics Card Nvidia 1000 series or AMD RX Vega series or Nvidia Quadro P1000 series or AMD FirePro series or higher

Notes:

  1. All digital art courses may have software requirements that will be outlined at the beginning of that specific course. Adobe CC subscriptions will not be needed until taking ARTS1105 or higher digital arts course, likely in the second semester. 
  2. As the specifications for software are constantly changing the above listed specifications are designed based on current and near hardware requirements set forth by software manufacturers. 

Laptop Specifications

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Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Main: (740) 351-3205

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