At Moore, we believe that a laptop computer is an essential tool for careers in art and design. Therefore, Moore requires all new BFA students to own a laptop computer prior to the start of fall classes. Below you will find detailed information about our programmatic computer requirements.

(Please note that Chromebooks or other tablet computers are not compatible with software requirements.)

Additional Hardware Requirements

Moore recommends that students choose to purchase an Apple Computer laptop, the preferred tool of most artists and designers. However, students intending to major in Interior Design and Animation & Game Arts must purchase a ThinkPad (PC), as some windows software is not currently written for the Apple operating system. Please be sure that the software you purchase is the correct version for your platform (Macintosh or PC).

While many Windows PC laptops come with a three-year service/support contract, Apple Macintosh laptops do not. Moore highly recommends purchasing an Apple Care three year service/support contact if you are purchasing an Apple laptop.

Hardware Recommendations 

Software Requirements

All students are provided with a membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud. All students will also be required to have Antivirus software. There may be additional software requirements for each major.