Online Residential Planning diploma requirements

For full admissions requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.

Software requirements

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  • Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription (Contains Adobe Acrobat Professional, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro)
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2010 or higher) or Microsoft Office University 365
  • Antivirus Software (Latest Version)
  • Skype (Recommended)
  • Google Sketchup (Latest version)
  • Autodesk AutoCAD (Version 2015 or higher)

Recommended plugins:

Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Windows Media Player, and Java

Minimum technology requirements

  • PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended. Microsoft® Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit: Windows 8 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8, Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit: Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1. All require 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended), 30GB of available hard disk space recommended, 1366 x 768 minimum display resolution (1920x1080 recommended) with true color, 512MB VRAM, Open GL 2.0-capable system, and DirectX® 10 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3.
  • Mac: Due to the fact that AutoDesk (industry-standard software) no longer provides support for MAC computers in Dual-Boot, Macintosh computers are not recommended for the program. Note: Students who began the program before September 1, 2017, are grandfathered in but they should be aware of this change in AutoDesk support.

Important Note: “Virtual machines” are not supported by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division for the Residential Planning program.

Web browser requirements

Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Mac Users: The two latest releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Hardware requirements

  • Color Inkjet Printer
  • Color Flatbed Scanner
  • Digital Camera
  • Mouse
  • Drafting Supplies
  • Drawing Supplies