The goal of the Peck School of the Arts laptop requirement is to provide the opportunity for students to work extensively and intuitively with the most significant contemporary tool for their work so that they will excel not only in their courses but also in their profession after they graduate.
While laptop computers are strongly recommended for students in all Peck School of the Arts programs, laptops are required for the programs listed below due to current pedagogic needs for the delivery of instruction in each.
Please contact your instructor or department chair if you have questions.
MacBook Pro 13" 2.3 GHz or Higher Buy
|Art & Design||BFA, BA
Design & Visual Communication Students: Specific laptop and software requirements.
Art Education Students: While Mac laptop is preferred, students can use any computer platform that will run the required software.
Starting Fall 2011:
All other incoming Art & Design students (except Graphic Design):
MacBook Pro 13" 2.3 GHz or Higher
|Dance||While Mac laptop is preferred, students can use any computer platform that will run the required software.
Starting Fall 2013:
Mac laptop will be required for all incoming Dance students.
|Music||BFA Music Composition & Technology Track
|Theatre||BFA Technical Production
BA Design Emphasis
BA Stage Management
BA Theatre Education
|Inter-Arts||BFA Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology Track (IAT)
Each of the items below are available at the UWM TechStore.
- AppleCare Protection Plan for all Mac laptops
- A laptop lock for all laptops
- LoJack for Laptops (subscription service in case of accidental loss or theft) More Info
It is also recommended that you familiarize yourself with UWM's Information Security web site: security.uwm.edu.