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.
13-inch MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro. A MacBook Pro with Retina display is recommended.
A display with HD resolution (1920x1080) or larger, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive and wireless network adapter. A 256GB or larger solid-state drive is recommended.
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 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 [at] 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 [at] kent.edu or visit their website at http://www.kent.edu/flashtech.