UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Art

Laptop & Software Requirements

Affected Programs

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

Students seeking coursework in graphic design or photography will be required to have a laptop capable to run specified Adobe software in order to successfully meet coursework expectations. 

Laptop Specifications

Students may choose the platform of their choice (MAC or PC). Instruction will be given using a MAC. When choosing a laptop, ensure that it meets the Minimum Requirements for Adobe After Effects. This will ensure that used applications run smoothly. System requirements for Adobe software can be found on the Adobe website.

Check the Creative Cloud system requirements before purchase.

Some of the applications used in these programs include:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe XD

Software Requirement

Students will need a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud to access Adobe software on their laptops.

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription Discount

UWRF is providing the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription to students at a significant student group discount. UWRF Billing will add the subscription fee to the student's billing account. Verify course or program requirements with your instructor before purchase. Check the Creative Cloud system requirements directly on Adobe's website for compatibility with your computer. All sales are final, which means that once purchased, a student cannot receive a refund, even if they drop the course they were going to use the subscription for.

Use this form to order the Adobe Creative Cloud through UWRF.

Once the form has been submitted, instructions with a license code will be emailed to the student's UWRF email address within 24 hours. Follow the directions to activate the license. 

Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions can also be purchased online directly from adobe. Make sure to select the student plan to access the student discount—sign up with your UWRF email address. This plan is more expensive than through UWRF.

Financial Aid

Computer Expense Form

Contact Us

Art Department
715-425-3266
M–F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Kleinpell Fine Arts 172
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