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 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)

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

  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB PCIe flash storage

Additional equipment:

  • External Thunderbolt drive, minimum 2GB
  • Recommended: an add-on 24-inch (or larger) monitor for editing work
  • Any one of the following:
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
Children’s Media
(6424)

MacBook Pro 13-inch

or

MacBook Air 13-inch

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 2010 or higher version
  • iMovie (included in iWorks on the laptop)
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

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
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
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
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.