Laptop Requirement

School of Fashion 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. Please note that tablet devices such as Apple iPads and Chromebooks are not recommended for the laptop requirement as some classes require software that will not work on these devices.


13-inch MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 processor. A MacBook Pro is recommended. 


A display with HD resolution (1920x1080) or larger, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB solid-state hard drive and wireless network adapter.

Required Software

Adobe Creative Cloud can be purchased from the university at a substantial discount. Visit the Kent State Adobe Creative Cloud website for more information.

Microsoft Office 365 is free for Kent State University students. Visit for more information. 

Questions regarding the School of Fashion laptop requirement can be directed to James Ahmad via email at