PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
Draft in progress
School of Art+Design:
Laptop Policy for Incoming Undergraduate Students
All incoming students must enter the School of Art+Design with a functional laptop (Mac or PC, two years old or newer) with the most up-to-date version of the software in the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, InDesign CC) installed and ready to open. Students are expected to maintain this machine through their four years in the program.
Recommended specifications and links to educational pricing are available at www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/artdesign/laptoprequirement.aspx.
This laptop and software are the property of the student, who is expected to maintain them throughout his or her years in the program. The college will not maintain, repair, support, or replace these items. Therefore, AppleCare warranty protection is recommended. There is an Apple store very close to the campus that will provide service for machines under warranty.
It is also recommended that students extend homeowners or renters insurance to cover the laptop and other valuables while at college or purchase a separate policy for these items. This type of insurance can cover theft and other unforeseen circumstances. The Purchase College Association can assist students with separate insurance plans for these items at a very nominal rate.
For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/artdesign/laptoprequirement.aspx.