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Graphic Design

Computer requirements:


Operating System Latest MacOSX or Sierra (2017), El Capitan (2016)
Office Suite Not required for GDTC (Free copy provided by M State)
Virus Protection 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.


Processor MacBook Pro 13 or 15 inch, minimum 2.0GHz Intel Core
Hard Drive 256GB SSD
RAM 4GB minimum (most new Macs come with 8GB or 16GB)
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Not available
Ethernet Network Required
Wireless Network Wi-Fi wireless (standard)
USB Flash Drive Required New Macs have USB3.0, Ethernet and Thunderbolt ports, no disc drive
Additional Information

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

CD-RW/DVD Drive Note: New Macs have USB3.0, Ethernet and Thunderbolt ports, no disc drive.

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes
Fergus Falls Darren Hage
Moorhead Ken Iverson
Wadena Tracy Crawford