Computer Requirements for DAAP Programs

 

Technology is integral to the learning process at DAAP.
Consequently, all new undergraduate students are required to have a laptop.

Every major has slightly different recommendations:

  • School of Design:
  • Fashion Design strongly recommend Mac Book Pro 3, 4 or 5
  • Communication Design strongly recommend Mac Book Pro 4 or 5
  • Industrial Design strongly recommends Mac Book Pro 4 or 5 or HP system 3 or 4 or Wacom System 2 or 3
  • School of Architecture and Interior Design  Mac Book Pro 3, 4 or 5 or HP system 2, 3, or 4
  • School of Art
  • Art History recommends Mac Book or Mac Book Pro 1-5 or HP system 1-4
  • Fine Arts recommends Mac Book or Mac Book Pro 1-5 or HP system 1-4 or Wacom System 1-3
  • School of Plannning strongly recommends Mac Book Pro 2-5 or HP system 2, 3, or 4

 
Typically, recommended models range in price from $1250-$3000, including a warranty.

The University of Cincinnati recommends that students wait until they arrive on campus before purchasing their laptops in order to receive the best pricing and the most up-to-date laptop. Significant educational discounts are offered on recommended models. Recommended models are also designed to last the full duration of the student's time at UC. Computer requirements for first year students will be discussed at length at Bearcat Bound Orientation.