Mobile Learning Programs

‘Mobile Learning’ programs expect students to own and use a laptop that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements.

Have questions on Mobile Learning? Check out Frequently Asked Questions for our Mobile Learning Programs.

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The following programs will require students to
own/purchase a laptop and software relevant to the program:
Program Name (code) Minimum Recommended Hardware Specifications Minimum Required Software
Advanced Television and Film - Script to Screen
(6429)
15-inch MacBook Pro: 2.2GHz with Retina display
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics 

Recommended: a 24-inch monitor for editing work

Note: A 13-inch MacBook Pro with similar specs would also be suitable.

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
  • iWorks
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Movie Magic Screenwriter
Advertising - Account Management
(6419)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system

Advertising - Creative & Digital Strategy
(6425)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

MacBook Pro 15-inch (optimal)

Advertising - Media Management
(6403)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system

Advertising and Marketing Communications Management
(6404)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

PC Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system

Arts and Entertainment Journalism
(6442)

TBA

  • TBA
Arts Management
(6431)

MacBook Pro 13-inch 

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system capable of running the current version of Adobe software

Bachelor of Public Relations Management
(0617)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system capable of running the current version of Adobe software

Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media
(6401)

Required hardware:

  • MacBook Pro (13- or 15-inch) (recent models up to three years old) with 16GB RAM
    NOTE: Educational discounts are available at apple.ca, plus Apple also has a refurbished section on the site that has even better discounts. There are also many re-sellers that sell off-lease one- or two-year-old computers.
  • External hard drive capable of sustained video editing (i.e. Thunderbolt or USB3, with a high-speed drive (7200rpm preferred) or SSD (solid state drive).

Recommended additional hardware:

  • External display to facilitate editing (i.e. 24-inch external HDMI display — some MacBook Pros require an adaptor for this)
  • External, good quality audio monitors and/or closed cup headphones

Required software (minimum):

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (latest version — student rates are available for this)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (student rates are available for this)
Children’s Media
(6424)

MacBook Pro 15-inch (2.2GHz processor or better) with Retina display

  • 2.2GHz (or better) quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz 9 (or better)
  • 16GB 1600MHz memory (or better)
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage (or better)
  • External Thunderbolt drive, minimum 2TB (LaCie plug in)
  • External Thunderbolt back-up drive, minimum 2GB
  • Recommended: a 24-inch monitor for editing work

Note: A 13-inch MacBook Pro with similar specs would also be suitable.

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Movie Magic Screenwriter and/or First Draft
  • Balsamiq
     
  • Note: Student rates may be available for some software titles.
Communications - Professional Writing
(6440)

Preferred: Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system capable of running the current version of Adobe software

or

MacBook Pro/Air 13-inch

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Presenter 10
  • Techsmith Snagit/Camtasia bundle
  • SmartDocs

Note: This program requires students to use contemporary software titles that are popular in the industry. While some may be free to download, you may need to buy others. For details, email Program Coordinator Kelly McConvey.

Culture and Heritage Site Management
(1832)

MacBook Pro 13-inch 

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system capable of running the current version of Adobe software

Dance - Performance
(6460)

MacBook

or

Laptop with Windows operating system

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), 2010 or higher version
  • iTunes
Fine Arts Studio
(6421)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system capable of running the current version of Adobe software

Game Development and Design
(6432)
Operating System:
  • Windows 7 or higher 64 bit

Laptop Minimum:
  • Intel or AMD Quad Core laptop 2.5 GHz or higher with 8GB of ram; 1TB HD

Laptop Recommended:
  • i7 processor or equivalent laptop 2.5 GHz or higher with 16GB or ram; 1TB or larger solid state HD
  • or Cintiq Companion series i7 with 16GB ram (will not need an addition drawing tablet)
  • or Microsoft Surface pro/book series i7 with 16GB ram (will not need an addition drawing tablet)

Other equipment:
  • Wacom drawing tablet or equivalent (needs to be portable)
  • USB Microphone ( needs to be portable)
  • Headphones
  • Midi Keyboard ( needs to be portable)
  • Reason 9 or equivalent music production software (Reaper is an inexpensive option)
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity 5
  • Blender (most up to date version)
  • 3D Coat (most up to date version)
  • Visual Studio Community 2015
  • Adobe Photoshop or equivalent
  • TVPaint (optional)

Other Recommendations:
  • online storage through Dropbox, Google Drive or Onedrive
Graphic Design
(6420)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (minimum)

or

MacBook Pro 15-inch

Interactive Media Management
(6410)
MacBook or PC 15-inch
  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 250GB Hard Drive (min)
  • OS: Windows 7 or higher (for PC) or OS X v10.8 or higher (for Mac)

Additional equipment:

  • Connectors: HDMI and USB
  • Recommended: keyboard and mouse
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), 2010 or higher version
  • Omnigraffle or Axure
  • Required Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, IE
  • Plug-ins: Flash, Adobe Reader, Unity, Dropbox, Quicktime

Note: This program requires students to use contemporary software titles that are popular in the industry. While some may be available free to download, you may need to buy others. For details, email Program Coordinator Pamela Kostur.

Journalism

  • 3-year diploma (6402)
  • Joint program with UTSC
  • Fast-track (6412)
MacBook Pro 13-inch, 8GB RAM
Lifestyle Media
(6436)

TBA

  • TBA
Music Industry Arts & Performance
(6450)
MacBook Pro 13-inch
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
  • OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • A pair of studio-quality headphones (not earbuds)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
  • Logic Pro X
New Media – Joint program with UTSC

MacBook Pro 15-inch (preferred) or 13-inch (2.3, 2.4, or 2.7GHz)

Additional equipment:

  • An external harddrive or key
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Coda by Panic Software
  • Open source software as directed in the class
Photography
(6406)

TBA

  • TBA
Product Design and Development
(3517)
Laptop with Windows OS
  • Intel i7
  • 8 - 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics NVidia 2GB min
  • 1 TB HD
  • SSD recommended
  • 17" 1080p or better, non glare
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Onshape
  • AutoDesk Fusion 360
Public Relations - Corporate Communications
(6417, 6447)

MacBook Pro 13-inch 

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system capable of running the current version of Adobe software

Publishing - Book, Magazine & Electronic
(6438)

13-inch MacBook Pro 

or

13-inch MacBook Air

Sports Journalism
(6415)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher

Additional equipment:

  • A digital recording device
  • A small recording jack for the phone
  • An external harddrive
  • A digital camera (recommended, not required)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
Television and Film – Business
(6430)

Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system (min 4GB RAM, 150GB hard drive)

or

Mac 13-inch (OS X 10.8 or higher)

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
Theatre Arts and Performance
(6470)

MacBook

or

Laptop with Windows operating system

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), 2010 or higher version
  • iTunes
Software can be bought at educational prices directly from the vendor.

Information about Adobe software, including Creative Cloud, can be found at www.adobe.com/ca/creativecloud/buy/students.html.

Need more information? Find answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about our Mobile Learning Programs here.