Tech Requirements


Mac laptops are provided by the department for students in DIGI110 and there are no requirements to purchase software.

You are welcome to use your own laptop. Please follow the minimum requirements in the next section.

If you are only in DIGI110 and not planning to move further into Media Studies courses, any Mac or PC laptop less than 5 years old should be adequate.

Mac Users please use the free iMovie application.

Windows users please use the free Windows Movie Maker application on Windows 7 and 10.

You can use any paid video editor as well (Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro etc).

Audio and Video equipment is also available to all Media Studies department students for course work.  You are free to use your own Audio and Video equipment as well.

After completing DIGI110 it is expected students will have their own laptop.


Suggested Minimums:

  • Laptop running Apple MacOS X 10.10 or Windows 7 or later.
  • Intel Core i5 equivalent or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive or 256GB SSD internal with larger external storage
  • Accessories:
  • 32GB USB Stick
  • 32GB SD Card

Free Software We Use:

  • iMovie (Mac Only)
  • Windows Movie Maker (Windows 7/10 Only)
  • Audacity
  • Brackets (Text Software)
  • Cyberduck FTP Software