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Technology Requirements

To enroll in any program at Sessions College, you need a computer with an Internet connection, and may need specific software and/or art supplies. This page provides a list of general and program specific requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at admissions@sessions.edu. 

General Requirements

To get the most out of your online program at Sessions College, you will need:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection. A broadband connection is recommended.
  • Your computer must meet current Adobe Creative Cloud system requirements. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
  • Additional software or art supplies may be required by program. 

There are no textbook or course material costs to participate in our online programs. Student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud software is available to enrolled students.

Technology Requirements for

Associate Degree Programs

Technology Requirements
Associate Degree in Graphic Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Creative Cloud software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Basic drawing and painting supplies including pencils, charcoal, newsprint, and sketch paper.
  • MS word or equivalent application.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Associate Degree in Digital Media
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital camera that offers manual control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance .
  • A digital video camera and ability to connect it to a computer to capture footage.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, and Premiere CC software.
  • MS word or equivalent application
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Associate Degree in Web Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CC.
  • MS word or equivalent application
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Basic drawing and painting supplies including pencils, charcoal, newsprint, and sketch paper.
  • A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Associate Degree in Illustration
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital camera that offers manual control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance .
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Basic drawing and painting supplies including pencils, charcoal, newsprint, and sketch paper.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Associate Degree in Digital Photography
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital camera that offers manual control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance .
  • A digital video camera and ability to connect it to a computer to capture footage.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere CC software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Associate Degree in Advertising Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC software.
  • MS word or equivalent application
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Basic drawing and painting supplies including pencils, charcoal, newsprint, and sketch paper.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Technology Requirements for

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Technology Requirements
Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Media
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital video camera and ability to connect it to a computer to capture footage.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, and Premiere CC software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Illustration
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Basic drawing and painting supplies including pencils, charcoal, newsprint, and sketch paper.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Advertising Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CC software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital camera that offers manual control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance .
  • Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom software.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Print Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.
Technology Requirements for

Vocational Certificate Programs

Technology Requirements
Professional Certificate in Graphic Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
Professional Certificate in Web Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • An ad-free Web hosting account (free services are available).
Professional Certificate in Multimedia Arts
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital video camera and ability to connect it to a computer to capture footage.
  • Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • An ad-free Web hosting account (free services are available).
Professional Certificate in Digital Arts
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • A digital camera for photographing drawing work.
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
Professional Certificate in Marketing Design
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
Certificate in Fine Arts
To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
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