Time-Based Media

Time Based Media is becoming a digital based field. A laptop allows TBM majors to have access to their work whenever inspiration strikes, and allows for new ideas and techniques to be discovered at any time. MacBooks are designed to aid an artist working with 4D media.

The following are required and recommended Time Based Media 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 Time Based Media 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

Sketchup | Sketchup.com | Free

Found at: JourneyEd

Other Required Lisences

Recommended Software:

Found at: www.celtx.com
Price: Free

Found at: http://www.videolan.org/vlc
Price: Free

Autodesk Maya (TBM Animation)
Found at: Autodesk students’ page
Price: Free

Autodesk Mudbox (TBM Animation)
Found at: Autodesk students’ page
Price: Free

Autodesk Motion Builder
Found at: Autodesk students’ page
Price: Free

Tone Generator Lite
Found at: NCH Software
Price: $29.99

Amerisoft DVD Ripper
Found at: Aimersoft
Price: $39.95-$39

Roxio Toast
Price: $79.95

MPEG Streamclip
Found at: Squared5.com
Price: Free

I-Cubex Editor
Found at: Infusionsystems.com
Price: Free

Midiman drivers
Found at: M-Audio.com
Price: Free

Found at: Processing.org
Price: Free

Isadora Demo
Found at: Troikatronix.com
Price: Free for Demo | $275 for Full Version

McNeel Poser
Found at: JourneyEd
Price: $129

ZBrush Mac
Found at: JourneyEd
Price: $449.95

AutoDesk Softimage
Found at: Autodesk students’ page
Price: Free

Autodesk MotionBuilder
Found at: Autodesk students’ page
Price: Free

ToonBoom Animate
Found at: Toonboom
Price: $399

Digicel Flipbook Studio
Found at: Flipbook Store
Price: $198

Dragon Frame 3.0
Found at: Dragonframe.com
Price: $195

Estimated Total for Required Software without tax:


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