Fine Arts

Great potential exists in the utilization of laptops for fine artists. Sketching, referencing, and communicating ideas become quick and easy when aided by software. Each discipline of fine arts benefits differently from the use of a laptop, from color separations for printmakers, to 3D rendering for sculpture majors, and even color and medium theories for painting majors.

The following are required and recommended Fine Arts software programs for the Fall semester and beyond. This list is subject to change, and a complete list will be sent to you before the beginning of the Fall semester.

***Note: Interested in possible less expensive prices?  It may be less expensive to access software via the:

==> MIAD school page on Journey Ed. <==

To do so, please click the link above and search for the software you are interested in.  If you have any trouble or need assistance, please contact Open Book.

Required Software for Fine Arts all levels:

All-Student Package
Listed in: Foundations section
Adobe CC
– Price: $100 (It will show up as an item on your tuition bill for incoming students)
– Availability: Supplied at MIAD for all incoming students

MIAD provided Microsoft Office
– Price: Free
– Availability: TBA

Recommended Software:

Found at: Apple App Store | Price: $60 (Each component sold seperately on Apple App Store for $20/piece.)
*NOTE: iWork is free with Mavericks.*)

Estimated Total for Required Software without tax:


* For the most up-to-date costs please check the software through the links.