Computer Specifications

If you are using Zoom in your online classroom, learn more about Zoom system requirements, including camera, speakerphone and bandwidth requirements. Please see below for specific program requirements. 

The following are minimum recommendations and system requirements. Should you elect to bring a computer, be aware that some curricula require more powerful computers. Please check with the college of your field of study for their computer hardware and software recommendations. The University of Tampa has numerous open computer labs to support study, homework and research needs. 

  •  Core i5 or higher processor 
  •  8 GB of RAM (minimum) 
  •  256 GB of Hard Drive (minimum)
  •  256 Mb video memory (minimum) 
  •  Cable lock for laptop 
  •  Computer Protection Plan/Warranty  
  •  WiFi Enabled 
  •  Integrated webcam and mic 

Optional Hardware Items

  •  Any compatible printer 
  •  Printer cable to connect to printer (wireless printers are not supported) 
  •  Encrypted External Hard Drive (USB 2.0/Firewire 400 or 800) – 250 GB (minimum)  

    Software (minimum recommendations)

    • Microsoft Windows 8 (or higher) or Apple OS  (10.7 or higher)
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free via Internet)

    Art & Design (all degree programs), Communication (all degree programs):

     Windows

    • 1.6ghz or faster multicore Intel Core i5 processor (4-core i7 recommended)
    • Windows 10 (64 bit) 
    • 16GB of RAM (32GB or more recommended) 
    • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
    • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560 x 1440 or larger recommended) 
    • Wi-Fi enabled 

    MacOS

    • 1.4ghz or faster multicore Intel Core i5 processor (>2.3Ghz 4-core i7 recommended)
    • MacOS 10.13 or higher (MacOS 10.15 Catalina recommended)
    • 16GB of RAM (32GB or more recommended) 
    • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
    • 1920x1080 display resolution (2880X1800 or larger recommended)
    • Wi-Fi enabled 

    Accessories

    • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
    • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work
    • Extra power supply 
    • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors

    Languages and Linguistics (all degree programs):

    Windows

    • 1.6ghz or faster multicore Intel Core i5 processor (4-core i7 recommended)
    • Windows 10 (64 bit) 
    • 16GB of RAM (32GB or more recommended) 
    • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
    • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560 x 1440 or larger recommended) 
    • Wi-Fi enabled 

    Accessories

    • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
    • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work
    • Extra power supply 
    • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors 

    Film, Animation, and New Media:
    BFA in Animation:

    Windows:

    • 2.3ghz or faster quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (6-core i7 recommended)
    • NVidia RTX 2060 6GB or better (RTX 2070 or 2080 recommended)
    • Windows 10 (64 bit) 
    • 16GB of RAM DDR4 (32GB or more recommended) 
    • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
    • 1920x1080 display resolution (2560 x 1440 or larger recommended) 
    • Wi-Fi enabled 

    Accessories:

    • Required: Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablet Small (Intuos Pro Small recommended)
    • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
    • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work
    • Extra power supply
    • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors  

    BA and BFA in Film and Media Arts and BFA in New Media: 

    MacBook Pro 16” or 15” (2019 -2020)

    • 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    • 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    • 512GB SSD drive (1TB SSD recommended) 
    • Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

    Accessories:

    • USB hard drive (1TB minimum) for backup and archiving purposes 
    • USB flash drives for transporting/ handing in work 
    • Extra power supply 
    • Adapters for connecting to HDMI projectors