CTVA

Laptop Requirements

Television

The Television classes listed here require students to have personal and continuous access to a laptop computer that meets the requirements found below. Students who do not already have access to the appropriate laptop and required software may be able to include those costs in the calculation of their financial aid by filing a Cost of Attendance Appeal with the Financial Aid Office. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the CTVA Department at (818) 677-3192.

Television Classes: CTVA 240, 340, 341, 342, 352, 358, 440, 441, 442.

Recommended computer: 

Students may custom order a Mac Book Pro or purchase a stock (off the shelf) model.  Here are some minimum specifications that are highly recommended for students in our TV option, particularly students who intend to become editors.  Additionally, students may be expected to obtain external hard drives in the future for storage of specific class projects.

  • 13” Mac Book Pro  2.8GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor,
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz  Retina display with True Tone  Touch Bar and Touch ID  
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655  
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory  
  • 512GB SSD storage  
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports  Backlit Keyboard - 

OR

  • 15” Mac Book Pro Intel Core  2.8 GHz 6‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor,
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz  Retina display with True Tone Touch Bar and Touch ID  
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage  
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports Backlit Keyboard -

Multimedia

The Multimedia classes listed here require students to have personal and continuous access to a laptop computer that meets the requirements found below. Students who do not already have access to the appropriate laptop and requiredsoftware may be able to include those costs in the calculation of their financial aid by filing a Cost of Attendance Appeal with the Financial Aid Office. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the CTVA Department at (818) 677-3192.

Multimedia Classes CTVA 361, 362, 461, 464, 468

Specific recommended computer--

Windows:

  • Processor: 2.3 GHz 4-core Intel i5-8300H –OR– 2.2 GHz 6-core Intel i7-8750H
  • Memory: 16 GB or more
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti / 1060 / 1070 / 2060 with at least 3 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory
  • Storage: 1 TB 7200-RPM hard drive –OR– 1 TB hybrid drive –AND/OR– 256 GB or greater SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit –OR– Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

Mac OS: 15-inch MacBook Pro (2013 and later Retina display models)* with

  • 4-core or 6-core Intel i7 or i9 processor
  • 8 GB or more memory (16 GB or more strongly recommended)
  • Discrete AMD Radeon or NVIDIA graphics
  • 256 GB or greater SSD
  • Mac OS X 10.12.6 “Sierra” or later
*The MacBook, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro models have only integrated graphics and are therefore not recommended.