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. Incoming students do NOT need to purchase such software until classes begin since recommended/required software is available at an educational discount.
For students anticipating pursuing an area of study focused in areas that require video, audio, and/or graphics editing an Apple MacBook Pro is the best choice because the production labs are already set up for Macs. Students who wish to edit video on their own computers, Adobe Premiere is a recommended software package, but not required. Students who intend to edit audio on their computers, ProTools is the recommended software.
Students 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.
Graphic Design/Creative-Based Courses
If a student is interested in pursuing a career path in a creative field (art direction, graphic design, etc.), Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver) is recommended.