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Digital Art and Technologies Certificate – Required Equipment and Software

1. A MAC or Windows computer (laptop or desktop).

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs6-system-requirements.html

CS6 Design and Web Premium system requirements

Windows
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
2 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
11GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
QuickTime7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback and multimedia features
Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS
Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
9.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
Java Runtime Environment 1.6
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback and multimedia features
Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

2. An Internet connection.

3. A digital camera with video capabilities: Nikon or Canon preferred. A blogging camera will not work for the DIGITAL CAPTURE CLASS. A new camera can be purchased for under $500; plenty of used cameras are available on eBay.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=digital+camera

4. A scanner. A decent scanner can be purchased for as little as $75 or under $200.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=scanner&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ascanner

5. License to the Adobe Creative Suite ... qualified student rate is $19.99 mo.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html?promoid=P3KMQYMW&mv=other

To qualify for a student discount, you must be at least 13 years of age and enrolled in one of the following:

University or college — accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*
Primary or secondary school — accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction*
Homeschool — defined by state homeschooling regulations

What is proof of eligibility?
Use a school-issued email address: If you provide a school-issued email address during purchase you are instantly verified. (A school email address may include .edu, .k12, or other email domains sponsored by educational institutions.) If you do not have a school-issued email address or your email address cannot be verified, additional proof of eligibility may be requested after purchase.

Students and educators at accredited schools

Proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date. Types of proof of enrollment include:

  • School ID card
  • Report card
  • Transcript
  • Tuition bill or statement

6. An expansion disk drive: $50 to $100

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEEAS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1526825030&sr=8-5&keywords=expansion%2Bdisk%2Bdrive&th=1

7. A free dropbox account ... a plus account for $9.99 provides more storage space

https://www.dropbox.com/individual

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