Broadcasting and Journalism

Computer Requirements

15-13 mbp  

To purchase, please visit the Apple Education Store

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Minimum Requirement)
2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation
Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
128GB SSD storage
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Backlit Keyboard - US English
Starting Price: $1249.00 (Education Pricing)

MacBook Pro 15-inch (Minimum Requirement)
2.2GHz Processor
256GB Storage
2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
256GB SSD storage1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
Starting Price: $1799.00 (Education Pricing)

Software Requirements


To purchase, please visit the Apple Education Store
Price: $199.99 (Education Pricing)


Final Cut Pro X  

Rebuilt from the ground up to meet the needs of today's creative editors, Final Cut Pro breaks free from the restrictions of old-fashioned timeline tracks. A new, dynamic editing interface lets you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision.  

Motion 5  

Breakthrough Speed and Quality: Work faster than ever at the highest quality — even with complex projects, large image files, and sophisticated effects. And design with confidence, knowing that colors look identical in Final Cut Pro X.

Word Processing

Recommended, but not required.

Microsoft Office  

Microsoft Office: Home and Student 2016 for Mac  

To purchase, please visit the Apple Education Store  

Price: $149.95 (Education Pricing)  

Office 2016 for Mac Home and Student Edition is the essential software suite for homes and small businesses that enables you to quickly and easily create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.


iWork for iOS  

To download visit The Mac App Store  

iWork, Apple's productivity suite, is the easiest way to create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layout are easy using Pages. Numbers gives you simple ways to make sense of your data. New cinematic animations, transitions, and effects in Keynote will keep your audience captivated. And iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office, so sharing your work is even easier.

External Storage  

iomega 2TB Hard DriveThough only a 500GB hard drive is required, it is highly recommended that you purchase a larger hard drive as 500GB is not going to be enough space for to archive all of your projects over four years. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us using the "Contact" section on this webpage.