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Technology Requirements

All Interior Design students not owning a laptop computer with the specifications listed below will need to purchase one for use throughout the Interior Design curriculum. Purchasing a laptop that exceeds the specifications below will ensure that design software runs properly through graduation.
  • Undergraduate students need a laptop before the Spring semester of their second year.
  • Graduate students (First-Professional) need a laptop before the Spring semester of their first year.
  • Graduate students (Post-Professional) need a laptop in their first semester of study.

Laptop Requirements

The Interior Design department requires students purchase a windows laptop. Mac laptops do not support many of the programs used in our program and across industry and are not supported by the department.

  Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro
processor: Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology.

Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
memory/RAM: 16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM
hard drive: 500GB SSD drive 1TB SSD drive
display: 13" screen with external monitor 15" screen
graphics card/GPU:** Discrete/Dedicated GPU Required
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or
AMD equivalent with 4GB VRAM
Discrete/Dedicated GPU Required
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/Quadro RTX 5000 or
AMD equivalent with 8GB VRAM
mouse: 3-button mouse
unsupported hardware: The following graphics cards are not compatible with software used in the MUID curriculum.
  • Radeon 6000 mobile GPU’s
  • Intel Integrated Graphics onboard GPU’s
  • SLI (Scalable Link Interface)

Note: ** GPU requirements were updated in the Spring 2020 semester to support Enscape 3D. 
 

Software Requirements

The Interior Design department requires students purchase and install the following software on their personal laptop while studying at Marymount University.

Software Initial Course Year in Program Cost
Adobe Photoshop ID-122
Sketching & Rendering for Ideas
Year 1 (B.A.)
Year 1 (M.A.)
$20/month Adobe CC subscription at Adobe.com
Adobe Illustrator ID-223
Presentation Drawings
Year 2 (B.A.)
Year 1 (M.A.)
$20/month Adobe CC subscription at Adobe.com
AutoCAD ID Elective (optional) Year 4 (B.A.)
Year 3 (M.A.)
Free for students at Autodesk.com
SketchUp No formal instruction   $55/year at SketchUp.com
Revit Architecture ID-223
Presentation Drawings
Year 2 (B.A.)
Year 1 (M.A.)
Free for students at Autodesk.com
Revit Architecture ID-325 - Construction Docs
ID-545 - Graduate CDs
Year 3 (B.A.)
Year 2 (M.A.)
Free for students at Autodesk.com
Enscape ID-223
Presentation Drawings
Year 2 (B.A.)
Year 1 (M.A.)
Free for students at Enscape3d.com
Adobe InDesign ID-408
Senior Capstone I
ID-698
Thesis I
Year 4 (B.A.)

Year 3 (M.A.)
$20/month Adobe CC subscription at Adobe.com
Microsoft Office ID-101
Intro to ID and Theory
ID-500
Practice, Theory, and Research
Year 1 (B.A.)

Year 1 (M.A.)
Free for students at Office.com
ZOOM Advising and Office Hours Year 1 (B.A.)
Year 1 (M.A.)
Free download at Zoom.us

last updated: March 2020

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