Laptop Requirement

Fashion School students are required to have a laptop with Microsoft Office 365 and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition. Students may choose either a Mac or Windows computer. Below are the minimum specifications. A three-year warranty (AppleCare for Macs) is recommended.

Mac Laptop

13-inch MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro. A MacBook Pro with Retina display is recommended. 

Windows Laptop

13-inch display with HD resolution (1920x1080), Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive and wireless network adapter. A 128GB or larger solid-state drive is recommended.

Required Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition is available for $29.99/month with an annual commitment through the Flash Technology Center at the University Bookstore, Adobe.com or other retailers.

Microsoft Office 365 is free for Kent State University students. Visit http://support.kent.edu/office for more information.


Questions regarding the Fashion School laptop requirement can be directed to James Ahmad via email at jahmad@kent.edu.

The Flash Technology Center at the University Bookstore offers free set-up of your computer when purchased there. For more information contact the Flash Technology Center at 330-672-1595, email FlashTech@kent.edu or visit their website at http://www.kent.edu/flashtech.