Computers & Supplies

As an incoming DAAP student, you have specific materials to purchase based on your major. All students are required to have a laptop. In addition to a computer, supplies are required for all studio-based programs. The Supply Kit is a set of starter supplies that can be purchased through the DAAP Art Store or Plaza Art (both local vendors). Additional supplies and software listed are required but will need to be purchased separately. Software can be purchased at the start of the semester.

Your recommendation(s) and the links to purchase a laptop and Supply Kit are now available based upon your major. If you have questions about your computer recommendation, please contact to Aaron Rucker, DAAP IT Manager at aaron.rucker@uc.edu. For supply questions, contact the DAAP Student Affairs Office at daapadvising@uc.edu.


Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the Plaza Art (local vendor) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

Additional supplies listed are required but are not included in the Supply Kit:

  • Cachet classic portfolio with flaps 14”x 18”
  • Flash drive
  • External hard drive
  • USB-C to USB adapter; USB-C to HDMI adapter
  • Required for spring semester: DSLR camera
    • Interchangeable lens capability 8-24 megapixels
    • Manual and automatic exposure controls with focus
    • Video capability, maximum ISO at least 1600, preferably 3200 or 6400

Note: There will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year.

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Apple store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the DAAP Art Store or Plaza Art (both local vendors) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

Additional supplies listed below are required but are not included in the Supply Kit:

  • Combination lock
  • 2 plastic containers for water-- i.e. yogurt container

Note: There will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year.

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 5000 or 7000 series Workstation

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the Plaza Art (local vendor) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

Additional supplies listed below are required but are not included in the Supply Kit:

  • Tackle box for transporting materials: ArtBin two-tier, three-tier, or sidekick (5-8)
  • Basic Bic or similar ballpoint pens (not gel pens)
  • 8” scissors
  • Flash drive
  • Combination lock
  • Push pins: 100 pack
  • Excel 5” round nose pliers with wire cutters
  • 24 pieces of sandpaper: 12 assorted grits (120/150/180/240/320/400/600/800/1000/1500/2500/3000) for wood/metal and wet/dry sanding
  • 8" half round double cut file
  • Weller corded soldering iron kit 40-watt
  • Alpha Fry 3 oz. lead-free rosin core solder wire 0.062” diameter tin/copper/silver
  • NEIKO 01902 adjustable helping hand with magnifying glass for soldering
  • 16-gauge copper wire, 25’
  • 1 block, grey medium Roma Plastilina

Note: There will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year.

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 5000 or 7000 series Workstation

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

School of Architecture and Interior Design

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the DAAP Art Store or Plaza Art (both local vendors) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

Additional supplies listed are required but are not included in the Supply Kit:

  • Personal studio stool- U-Line brand metal
    • Model number H-1917 or similar (seat height 24”/desk height 36”)
  • Combination lock 
  • Bicycle lock (lock your stool to your desk)
  • Small storage box for small items in kit (shoe box size)
  • Quality scissors

Note: There will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year. These costs are typically between $250 and $300 each semester. 

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Dell: New Precision 5000 or 7000 series Workstation

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Rhino (3D modeling software)

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the DAAP Art Store or Plaza Art (both local vendors) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

Additional supplies listed are required but are not included in the Supply Kit:

  • Personal studio stool- U-Line brand metal
    • Model number H-1917 or similar (seat height 24”/desk height 36”)
  • Combination lock
  • Bicycle lock (lock your stool to your desk)
  • Small storage box for small items in kit (shoe box size)
  • Quality scissors

Note: There will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year. These costs are typically between $250 and $300 each semester. 

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Dell: New Precision 5000 or 7000 series Workstation

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Rhino (3D modeling software)

School of Art

No supplies and software are required.

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 13” MacBook Pro M2; 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 3000, 5000, or 7000 series Workstation

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the Plaza Art (local vendor) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

Additional supplies listed are required but are not included in the Supply Kit:

  • Small containers with lids for storing paint
  • Sturdy jar or container for rinsing paint brushes
  • Blow dryer
  • Ziploc bags (gallon)
  • Colorful masking tape (not blue or white)
  • Roll of plastic-coated freezer paper
  • Artbox or tackle box to put supplies in
  • Personal first aid kit and extra band aids
  • Tripod for DSLR camera (with smartphone attachment)
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
    • Fully manual and RAW file capable
    • Purchasing options:
      • New: Costco or Best Buy
      • Used: Adorama (with a lens), B&H, or Ebay
    • Recommended models: The Canon Rebel T6 or any Canon Rebels new or used. Kit lens 18-55. It is strongly recommended to purchase your own camera. However, you can borrow one with limited quantities in the DAAP Photo Lab (Aronoff 4440). 

Note: There will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year.

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 13” MacBook Pro M2; 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 3000, 5000, or 7000 series Workstation

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Photoshop

School of Planning

No supplies and software are required.

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 13” MacBook Pro M2; 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 3000, 5000, or 7000 series Workstation

Supplies

Purchase your Supply Kit from the DAAP Art Store or Plaza Art (both local vendors) using the direct link below. We recommend picking up your Supply Kit from the vendor before the fall semester. The Supply Kit contents can vary based upon vendor.

There are no additional supplies needed. However, there will be material and printing costs incurred throughout the first year.

Computer

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 13” MacBook Pro M2; 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 3000, 5000, or 7000 series Workstation

Software

Software needed for your major. Do not purchase until the fall semester.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

No supplies and software are required.

Purchase your computer from the Apple or Dell store using the direct link for educational pricing.

  • Apple: 13” MacBook Pro M2; 14” or 16” MacBook Pro (M2 Pro or M2 Max)
  • Dell: New Precision 3000, 5000, or 7000 series Workstation