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Illustrative Design

Technology Package Information

On-ground students are required to maintain a laptop that meets these degree specific minimum requirements. Online students may choose either a desktop or laptop, but a laptop is recommended.

Illustrative Design

Illustrative Design (On-Ground)

Software:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: 64-Bit Multicore Intel or AMD CPU 2GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with DirectX 12 Support and 2 GB of VRAM
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Mac

  • OS: macOS 10.14 or Later
  • Core: Multicore Intel Processor with 64bit support
    (Apple M1 CPUs are not recommended for use at RMCAD)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with Metal Support and 2 GB of VRAM
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Recommended Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: Intel i7 or Higher or AMD Ryzen 7 or Higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with DirectX 12 Support and 4 GB of VRAM
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Mac

  • OS: macOS 10.14 or Later
  • Core: Multicore Intel Processor with 64bit support
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with Metal Support and 4 GB of VRAM or Higher
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Additional Requirements:

  • DSLR Camera: Entry-level DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with interchangeable lenses (MILC)
  • Portable Hard Drive: 1TB or greater portable hard drive

Illustrative Design (Online)

Software:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: 64-Bit Multicore Intel or AMD CPU 2GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with DirectX 12 Support and 2 GB of VRAM
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Mac

  • OS: macOS 10.15
    (macOS 11.0 is not recommended for this major)
  • Core: Multicore Intel Processor with 64bit support
    (Apple M1 CPUs are not recommended for use at RMCAD)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with Metal Support and 2 GB of VRAM
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB

Recommended Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: Intel i7 or Higher or AMD Ryzen 7 or Higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with DirectX 12 Support and 4 GB of VRAM
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Mac

  • OS: macOS 10.14 or Later
  • Core: Intel i7 or Higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: GPU with Metal Support and 4 GB of VRAM or Higher
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive

Additional Requirements:

  • DSLR Camera: Entry-level DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with interchangeable lenses (MILC)
  • Portable Hard Drive: 1TB or greater portable hard drive

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