Undergraduate

Equipment Requirements Equipment Requirements

Approved April 26, 2018

UF College of Journalism and Communications students will need reliable access to (including the ability to take to class) a laptop computer that meets the following minimum requirements:

Windows:

  • Multicore processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 25 GB of available internal hard-disk space for software installation and additional files (50 GB recommended if you’re storing audio/video, photos, etc.)
  • 1280×800 display (1920×1080 or greater recommended)(1920×1080 is the same as “Full HD”)
  • Wireless internet connectivity

or

MacOS:

  • Multicore Intel Processer with 64-bit support
  • macOS X version 10.11 or newer
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 25 GB of available internal hard-disk space for software installation and additional files (50 GB recommended if you’re storing audio/video, photos, etc.)
  • 1280×800 display (1920×1080 or greater recommended)(1920×1080 is the same as “Full HD”)
  • Wireless internet connectivity

Note: the course VIC 3001 Sight Sound and Motion requires the use of a computer with the Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software. Therefore, we are basing our requirements on those published for that software. For more specific information, visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html

As this software is updated fairly often, we strongly recommend that you base purchasing decisions on the most recent information at the above link. Also keep in mind that these are minimum requirements; ideally a student’s laptop will exceed these requirements.

Tablets (e.g. iPad Pro) and netbooks/Chromebooks do NOT fulfill the laptop computing requirement. (It is possible that a student could use a less powerful laptop computer for word processing and web browsing, with the understanding that a laptop meeting the above requirements will need to be provided once enrolled in VIC 3001, or other advanced courses. Check with your course instructor if you have questions.)

Please see the computer/equipment requirements for your major: