Computer Recommendations for Majors - If you want to focus on media development it is recommended that you purchase an Apple Mac Computer (with the minimum requirements below).

General recommended minimum system specifications:

Apple - Mac

  • MacBook Pro with an Intel processor i5 or i7
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8.x or higher
  • Ram: Minimum 8GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 500 GB (or larger) Hard Drive or Solid-State Drive (SSD) 250 GB (or larger)

Note: Windows OS can be installed on Apple computers via a program called Boot Camp. You can find more information about Boot Camp online

Apple offers an educational discount for students in store and online. Please visit for current discounts and information.

Software Recommendations for Majors:

Adobe Creative Cloud (Complete version) or the Adobe CS6 Masters Collection – Educational discounts can be found at

Mac Only - Final Cut Pro X -

Microsoft Office (Mac and Windows) and other additional software titles can be found for free at:

Audacity -


Need assistance?

Please contact IMD Academic Advisor, Keiko Miyamoto at