Broadcasting and Journalism

Computer Requirements

Student can purchase either Macintosh Laptop OR Windows Laptop.


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MacBook

Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating System: MacOS X v10.13
RAM: at least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Display: 1280x800 display (1920x1080 or larger recommended)
Sound card: compatible with Apple Core Audio
Wireless Internet Connection Required


dell

PC (Windows)

Processor: Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Operating System: Windows 10 (64bit)
RAM: at least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Display: 1280x800 display (1920x1080 or larger recommended)
Sound card: compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
Wireless Internet Connection Required



Purchase Computer Online

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Software Requirements

Adobe Creative Cloud

software

Creative Cloud gives you the entire collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps, from essentials like Photoshop CC to next generation tools like Adobe XD CC. You also get built-in templates to jump-start your designs and step-by-step tutorials to sharpen your skills and get up to speed quickly. It’s everything you need to create, collaborate, and get inspired. To subscribe*, visit Adobe’s student website (http://www.adobe-students.com/education.html)

*Adobe Creative Cloud operates on a monthly subscription basis. This can be paid either monthly or annually. Be sure to select the Student’s and Teachers Tab and use your WIU provided email address to receive the discounted price.


Microsoft Office 365

software

Every college student uses word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software. Those indispensable parts of any student’s toolkit for success just became a little easier to acquire. Office 365 is a full suite of productivity tools that includes: cloud services, mobile apps and desktop applications.

As part of WIU’s contract with Microsoft, all students are able to access Office 365 at no cost. (http://www.wiu.edu/university_technology/office_365/)


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.