Graphic Design (Certificate)

Operating System
Latest MacOSX or Sierra (2017), El Capitan (2016)
MacBook Pro 13 or 15 inch, minimum 2.0GHz Intel Core
Hard Drive
4GB minimum (most new Macs come with 8GB or 16GB)
Additional Information

Computer requirements:


Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. Download information is available within the student portal SpartanNet, or contact your campus Computer Help Center for more information.


Ethernet Network: Required

Wireless Network: Wi-Fi wireless (standard)

Graphic Software

Adobe Creative Cloud: online subscription - Adobe no longer offers a hard disc version of the software, it is ONLY available via online as a download. Adobe ONLY accepts subscriptions via a major credit card or PayPal account for payment. Please ensure you are able to arrange purchase of the software. It is a requirement, we cannot bypass their system.

Non computer requirements

  • Digital camera (wait until school starts for instructor recommendations)
  • Tripod
  • Additional memory card
  • Rechargeable batteries/charger
  • Carry case
  • CD's


Other deemed necessary by instructor

  • Optional Program Extras:
    • Powered scanner
    • Thunderboldt/ethernet adapter

Please contact with questions: Rob Johnson or Melissa Hintermeister