Equipment and Laptop Needs

Incoming students do NOT need to purchase such software until classes begin. Software is available at an educational discount.Students who are Television-Radio majors are not required to purchase a computer. The Park School has numerous labs with all the necessary hardware and software for students to complete their required assignments and projects. However, students may choose to bring their own laptop.

For students anticipating taking a concentration in Media Production, Audio Production or Documentary Production, an Apple MacBook Pro is the best choice because the production labs are already set up for Macs.
 

It is recommended, but not required, that students who intend to declare a concentration in Media Production or Documentary Production purchase Avid Media Composer non-linear video editing software.
 

It is recommended, but not required, that students who intend to declare a concentration in Audio Production purchase ProTools digital audio editing software.
 

Students in Media Production, Audio Production and Documentary Production concentrations may consider purchasing an external hard drive for use in production classes. Faculty in the courses will provide specific technical specifications for hard drives. It is not necessary to purchase an external hard drive prior to coming to campus.
 

For students who plan to pursue the Scriptwriting or International Communications concentrations either a PC or Mac laptop will be sufficient. It is recommended, but not required, that students in the Scriptwriting concentration purchase Final Draft a scriptwriting-specific software.

Incoming students do NOT need to purchase such software until classes begin. Software is available at an educational discount.
 

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