It is strongly recommended all BFA in Film first year students acquire a laptop robust enough for editing high-resolution digital film. The laptop will serve the student during their four years at Pratt and beyond. Laptops will be used during class time to work on projects.

You may purchase a Mac or a PC. Your laptop should meet the recommended requirements or higher.

RECOMMENDED LAPTOPS


16" Mac Book Pro

Apple M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
16GB unified memory
512GB SSD storage
16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display

OR

Apple M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
16GB unified memory
1TB SSD storage
16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display

https://www.apple.com/us_edu_99206/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/16-inch

15" Dell XPS touch

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H (12MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 6 cores)
Windows 10 Home English
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6
15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
16GB DDR4-2933MHz, 2x8G

OR

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-10885H (16MB Cache, up to 5.3 GHz, 8 cores)
Windows 10 Home English
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6
15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
32GB DDR4-2933MHz, 2x16G

www.dell.com/en-us/learn/purchaseprogram/university


RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Cloud (FREE to all Pratt Students)
Adobe Premiere Pro will be used during your first year.  Follow the instructions below to acquire and install the Creative Cloud suite on your personally-owned computer:

  • Visit adobe.com and login uisng your Pratt OneKey

  • Choose ENTERPRISE ID if prompted to choose an account, then login once more with your OneKey

  • Once redirected to your Adobe Dashboard, click DESKTOP DOWNLOADS in the upper left under Creative Cloud Apps

  • Download the Creative Cloud desktop application, and you will then be able to install Adobe CC software from the Apps Tab

 

To ensure you meet all system requirements. If you need help or have questions or comments please contact the Service Desk at services@pratt.edu, 718.636.3765.

DaVinci Resolve – FREE, color grading and editing

Microsoft Office 365 – FREE, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Final Draft – screenwriting software

Not required until students take Screenwriting in the sophomore year. Students taking the Screenwriting course in the Film/Video Department can activate an 18 week first time user trial for use during the course.

Pro Tools – sound editing software

Not required until students take Sound for Film/Video in the sophomore year. 

Monthly subscription: $9.99 month to month or $8.25 with a one year agreement
Perpetual License: $299