Laptop & Software

Laptops Are Required

Much of the Interaction Design curriculum is based on digital media. The program therefore requires students to have laptops and recommends certain software.

Recommended Laptop

CCA recommends the 15-inch MacBook Pro model from Apple. (Students may opt for the 17-inch MacBook Pro if a larger screen is desired.) Please visit the student recommendations and requirements page for general school requirements.

CCA's Educational Technology Services offers a MacBook Pro bundle, and educational discounts and payment programs are also available directly from Apple. Visit the Online Apple Store to take advantage of CCA's student Apple discount program. (Note: Log in is required. Use your CCA student username and password.)

CCA students also can purchase Apple hardware at an academic discount from any Apple retail store by presenting their CCA ID card. (Note: CCA promotional laptop bundles can only be purchased through the CCA online custom store).

Required Software

Adobe Creative Cloud is required for Interaction Design students. The bundle provides software for image editing, illustration, interactive desktop, and mobile prototyping.

Students who anticipate study interest and overlap with motion graphic or film are highly recommended to buy the Master Collection, which includes everything in the Design Premium bundle above plus film/video and sound editing software. You can visit the Journey Ed site to find discounted software.