Prospective Students

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

A computer is required for Interior Architecture students. Below are the recommended specs suggested to look for in a Windows (PC) computer:

- Intel i7 Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB HD Storage
- 2GB Graphics Card

Below are a few models that typically carry the recommended specs:

- Lenovo ThinkPad W541
- Dell Precision M3800

Students are also able to purchase MAC laptops if they desire, but PC is recommended as they are better equipped to run programs required in the IARc Program. Students who choose to purchase a MAC must consider the higher powered Macbook Pro Models that are able to run Bootcamp/Windows.


The following software programs are recommended for the interior architecture students in their first year:



  1. Adobe Creative Cloud. Visit Adobe’s website.
  2. SketchUp Pro 2014. Visit SketchUp’s website.
  3. Lynda.com. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase a monthly subscription to Lynda.com. Premium subscriptions allow the member access to project files but are not necessary. Visit Lynda’s website.

List of Yearly Requirements of Software Programs at IARC

Year

Software Programs Required

Software Programs Recommended

First Year,
Fall Semester

MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Lynda.com

Imovie or equivalent

First Year,
Spring Semester

SketchUp

 

Second Year,
Fall Semester

Rhino*, AutoCAD*)

 

Second Year,
Spring Semester

 

Adobe Dreamweaver

Third Year, Fourth Year, Graduate Level

3ds Max*, Revit*, Macromedia Flash,
Adobe Premiere, AGI32*

 

List of Required Software and Related Expenditure:

Vendor

Software Program

Cost

Yearly Subscription

Adobe

Creative Cloud

29.99/month

 

Trimble Buildings

SketchUp Pro 2014

 

$49.00/year

Microsoft

MS Office (Word, Excel , Powerpoint, Outlook)

139.95

 

Autodesk

AutoCAD

-

Free (students.autodesk.com)

McNeel

Rhino

195.00

 

Lynda.com

Basic subscription

25.00/month

 

If you have questions, please contact our Digital Director, Derek Toomes at: dstoomes@uncg.edu

 

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