These are the recommended computer specifications for students in the Graphic Design Program at Belhaven University.

There are no specific recommendations for the Visual Art or Tradigital Studies majors.

Computer Recommendations for Graphic Design Program

The Graphic Design program uses industry standard Apple Macintosh computers in both labs.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7; or Apple M1 or higher.
  • Display: 14 or 16 in., FullHD (1920x1080 pixels), minimum
  • RAM: 8 GB minimum; 16 GB is better. RAM in Apple laptops cannot be upgraded after purchase
  • Video Card: A video card with dedicated RAM
  • Storage: 250GB minimum
  • All hardware to be purchased by the student.

  • Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (Comes with your Belhaven Outlook Email account)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Graphic Design majors are required to purchase a personal laptop computer no later than the end of their sophomore year.

Using your .edu email account grants you special financing and pricing options with Apple and many other retailers.

An AppleCare Protection Plan is a wise purchase and comes with many valuable perks.

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13