Computer Specifications


You will need a Laptop Computer capable of running the latest ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD suite of software.

Our recommendation is that you purchase the best system that you can afford as you will be using this system for 4 years and want it to be able to last and meet up to software update requirements. We recommend the 15″ Macbook Pro.

Apple hardware or software is available at discounted prices for students and educators at Louisiana Tech. To find out more, or to purchase, call toll-free:


Click here for special academic pricing via Apple Computer’s Website.


Communication Design majors are required to purchase a large format printer capable of outputting 13×19 prints. We currently recommend the Epson Artisan 1430 as it offers 13×19″ borderless prints.

Be sure to check and for the latest pricing on printers, paper and ink.


Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe no longer offers disc-based versions of their Creative Suite. You are now required to maintain an active subscription with Adobe to use this software. The software is available for download via Adobe’s website. Students & Faculty can license the software for $19.95 through October 27, 2014. Thereafter, the software is $29.99 per month. Full details on the discounted rate can be found by clicking here.

While disc-based versions traditionally supplied Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Acrobat, Creative Cloud NOW grants students & faculty access to ALL of their programs.

A 30-day free trial of each application is available via Adobe’s Website.