Tech Requirements

DIGI110 STUDENTS:

 

A laptop is not required for the DIGI110 entry-level course as laptops are provided by the department for students in DIGI110 only.

 

If you have your own laptop already please follow the general requirements below but if you are only in DIGI110 and not planning to move further into Media Studies courses, any Mac or PC laptop less than 5 years old should be adequate.

 

If you are using Windows, ensure you have a suitable video editor:  Lightworks and ShotCut are free.

You can use any paid video editor as well (Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro etc).

 

Audio and Video equipment is also available to all Media Studies department students for course work.  You are free to use your own Audio and Video equipment as well.

 

After completing DIGI110 it is expected students have their own laptop.

 

ALL OTHER MEDIA STUDIES STUDENTS

Suggested Minimums:

  • Laptop running Apple MacOS X 10.10 or Windows 7 or later.
  • Intel Core i5 equivalent or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive or 256GB SSD internal with larger external storage
  • Accessories:
  • 32GB USB Stick
  • 32GB SD Card

Free Software We Use:

  •  iMovie (Mac Only)
  • Lightworks (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Audacity
  • Textwrangler (Mac Only)
  • Cyberduck FTP Software
  • Notepad++ (Windows only)