Scripps College of Communication Tech Recommendation


UPDATED: 05/19/2022

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COLLEGE / SCHOOL

MODEL RECOMMENDATIONS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Communication (Scripps):
The School of Communication Studies

Majors:
Health Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication and Public Advocacy
RECOMMENDED MODELS:
Lenovo ThinkPad: L14, L15 or X13

ACCEPTABLE MODELS:
Apple MacBook Pro:
System A thru System G
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is recommended for all users.

Some classes may utilize software available only for the Windows operating system. Mac users should have the ability to install Windows OS using Apple BootCamp or some other virtual machine emulator (e.g., VMware Fusion, Parallels, Virtual Box, etc.). If using a Mac and running a dual boot system, users must install Windows 10 or above. Bobcat Depot, IT techs or the Scripps College can not install Windows OS on a Mac, this would be up to the user.
Communication (Scripps):
The J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies

Majors:
Information & Telecommunication Systems
ACCEPTABLE MODELS:
Lenovo ThinkPad: L14, L15 or X13
IMPORTANT NOTE:
  • Computer must be able to run Windows OS
  • Windows 10 highly recommended, the Mac platform is strongly discouraged
  • 8th Gen i5, i7 or better
  • 16Gb of memory, future expansion to 32Gb desirable
  • 500G of storage, SSD recommended, NVMe desirable
  • 15" screen recommended
  • Recommended upgrade to discrete graphics card for students interested in games, game development, and VR
  • Larger monitor and peripherals recommended for home use
  • Recommend USB-C port
  • Webcam and Audio headset

Communication (Scripps):
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Majors:
News and Information
Strategic Communication
RECOMMENDED MODELS:
MacBook Pro: System B or System C

ACCEPTABLE MODELS:
MacBook Pro: System D, F or G
Lenovo ThinkPad: L14, L15 or X13
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Hardware and software are optional; computer labs are available.

Recommended Software:
Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus
Adobe Creative Cloud
Communication (Scripps):
The School of Media Arts & Studies

Majors:
Animation
Music Production & Recording Industry
Media Arts Production
Strategic Communication
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MODELS: MacBook Pro: System F or System G

RECOMMENDED MODELS:
MacBook Pro: System C or System D

ACCEPTABLE MODELS:
MacBook Pro: System A or B
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Hardware and software are optional; computer labs are available.

For productions and animation focused majors, students may be subject to a variety of software:
  • Media Arts Production: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Music Production / Recording Industry: Avid ProTools & Logic Pro
  • Animation: Adobe Creative Cloud & Autodesk Maya
Software can be purchased at any time after students discover what they use most.
Communication (Scripps):
The School of Media Arts & Studies

Majors:
Media & Social Change
Screenwriting & Producing
RECOMMENDED MODELS:
Lenovo ThinkPad: L14, L15 or X13
MacBook Pro: System A thru System G

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Hardware and software are optional; computer labs are available.

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is recommended for all users.

Media & Social Change: No additional production software needed

Some classes may utilize software available only for the Windows operating system. Mac users should have the ability to install an up-to-date version of Windows using Boot Camp or some other virtual machine emulator (e.g., VMware Fusion, Parallels, Virtual Box, etc.). If using a Mac and running a dual boot system, users must install Windows 10 or above. Previous versions of Windows OS will not work on a newer Mac.
Communication (Scripps):
The School of Visual Communication (VisCom)

Majors:
Information Design: Interactive Media
Information Design: Publication
Commercial Photography
Photojournalism
RECOMMENDED MODELS:
MacBook Pro: System B thru System G

RECOMMENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE: Students should strongly consider warranty coverage or service plans to cover equipment from accidental damage for the duration of their college career (i.e. 4 years). Warranty Options: Safeware or AppleCare+

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Students required to have a personal computer at the start of Fall Semester their first year.

Recommended Software:
Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus
Adobe Creative Cloud:



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