Department of Art

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Below are the laptop requirements for visual communication design (VCD) students from the Technology Committee of the Department of Art.


MacBook Pro 16”


  • Apple M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
  • 32GB unified memory
  • 1TB SSD storage
  • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

(Revised October 2021)