Technical Requirements

Find the Basic Equipment You Need To Attend the Class

Not sure what equipment you need to get started with the classes? Look no further! Just pick up the recommended equipment listed here.

Read on to see the details.

Recommended Specifications for the Critical Parts of the Computer


The newest generation of Intel i5, i7


AMD Ryzen 5 - Ryzen 7


The newest generations of Nvidia RTX series.


  • RTX 2060
  • RTX 2070
  • RTX 2080
  • RTX 3060
  • RTX 3070
  • RTX 3080


32 GB+ DDR4

Hard Drive

500 GB+ Solid State Drive

Recommended Microphone and Web Camera


Laptop built-in webcam or any Logitech Webcams


Laptop built-in microphone


Blue SnowballBlue Yeti, Razer Seiren Mini

Recommended Bandwidth for Smooth Online Classes and Interactions

We are using Zoom as the primary platform to conduct classes. The recommended bandwidth is: 3.8 Mbps / 3.0 Mbps (up/down)

(Starting June 2024, we will use Teams.)

Zoom System Requirements

Software Requirements 

This section lists the general software required for the degree. The provided links lead to the websites to get each software. Students are responsible for following the licensing policy of each software they acquire. Software versions are expected to be the latest if not specified. 

General Requirement 

Operating System: Windows (version 10+). Mac OS may not work with some of the software — for example, Visual Studio 2022 with C++ support.  

General Software Requirements


Autodesk Education & Student Access | Autodesk 


Download - Unity Store 

Unreal Engine 

Download Unreal Engine 


Available with Cardinal Apps: My Apps ( 

Visual Studio Community 

Download Visual Studio Tools - Install Free for Windows, Mac, Linux ( 


Game Programming Track 

Software Requirements for Game Programming Track


Git - Downloads ( 


Download CMake 

Visual Studio Code 

Download Visual Studio Code - Mac, Linux, Windows 


Download PyCharm: Python IDE for Professional Developers by JetBrains 


Game Environment Art Track 

Software Requirements for Game Environment Art Track

Substance Designer  

Both Substance Designer and Painter can be acquired for free as a student here: 

Substance Painter and Substance Designer 

Substance Painter  


Students & Teachers ( 

Houdini Education 

Houdini Store | SideFX 


Animation Track 

Software Requirements for Animation Track


Both Maya and Motion Builder can be found at Autodesk Education & Student access website: 

Autodesk Education & Student Access | Autodesk 

Motion Builder