DW requires that students have access to and on-going use of a laptop/mobile computer for DIG courses in order to be able to function in the current learning environment. Students are required to access electronic forms of information, submit assignments and communicate with other students and faculty electronically. DW requires each student’s mobile computer to meet certain minimum specs for heavy graphics use, the requirements documented below must be met.
Please visit the University of Florida student computing requirements page for additional information.
As new students prepare to make the transition into becoming full BADAS students, Digital Worlds (DW) has a list of personal gear and equipment that we recommend you acquire for your time in the degree program and for your future digital arts & sciences career.
The New Student Buyer’s Guide was constructed with individual DW courses and assignments in mind. Many of these courses will occur during your 1st semester, including DIG3525C - Design & Production 1 and DIG3305C - 3D Animation.
Purchasing these items allows students to have their own gear for educational and personal use, especially since the amount of equipment resources DW can loan out to students is limited. Of course, students are welcome to use equipment they already own or to purchase higher spec items beyond what is listed on the Buyer’s Guide. At this time, the equipment in this Buyer’s Guide is not required but highly recommended for the benefit of your educational experience in this degree program.
New Student Buyer's Guide