Laptop Requirements

Below are the minimum laptop requirements for students enrolling in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design for Spring 2015.


  • MacBook Pro 15”
  • Multicore Intel Processor with 64-bit Support
  • Airport Extreme Wi-Fi
  • 16GB Memory (SDRAM)
  • 500GB HD

Required Software:

  • Mac OS X v.10.9 Mavericks
  • Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Student Edition (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Graphic Design Certificate MacBook Pro 2014/15 Bundle

If you do not want to purchase the Laptop Bundle through MCAD you must return the completed Laptop Waiver Form by July 1 (Fall) or December 15 (Spring). If the waiver form is not received by the deadline, you will automatically be billed for the MCAD Laptop Bundle.

This bundle available through MCAD is scheduled to include the following hardware and software:


  • MacBook Pro 15” with Retina Display
  • Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 16GB Memory (SDRAM)
  • 256 GB Flash Storage
  • Applecare Protection Plan

Software / Other:

  • Mac OS X v.10.9 Mavericks
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Student Edition  a
  • Office 2011 for Mac Student Edition 

The cost is $2,249 (two-thousand, two-hundred, forty-nine dollars) and will show up automatically on your student bill; there is no additional sales tax charge. Final laptop specs will be available in mid-to-late July.

aYou will receive a serial number/coupon code to install Creative Cloud Student Edition during orientation weekend that will grant you access to the software applications for the duration of the academic year. Access will expire if you withdraw from classes. You will need to update this serial number annually based on continued enrollment in MCAD's certificate program. Upon graduation, ownership of all CC licenses will revert back to MCAD. If you require ongoing personal use of Creative Cloud after graduation, you will be able to purchase it directly from