Student Computer Information
Students majoring in Advertising, Public Relations, Film-Video, Journalism and Telecommunications are required to have a laptop when they officially enter their major. For most students, this is the spring semester of their sophomore year or fall semester of their junior year.
Because of their flexibility, we recommend that students purchase an Apple Macbook. Laptops that run Windows software are acceptable. However, iPads, netbooks, iOS or Android devices are not. The laptop needs to have 8GB of RAM or more.
Laptops must be equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office. Both are FREE to Penn State students.
Additional Software Requirements by Major
iMovie (or equivalent)
Adobe Creative Suite
Optional (For a fee):
Avid Media Composer