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Software and Technology Resources

What's Available?
The Design Center uses Power Macs and iMacs to run a number of applications for graphic design, page layout, web/HTML editing, web animation and interactive multimedia, video editing, and audio editing. A scanner and inkjet and laser printing are also available. The Design Center's software includes:

Adobe Creative Suite 2
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Go Live

Adobe Studio MX
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Fireworks
  • Freehand

Apple Final Cut Studio
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Soundtrack
  • Motion
  • DVD Studio Pro

Apple Applications
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • iTunes
  • iPhoto
  • Garage Band
  • Final Cut Express

Microsoft Office 2004
  • Word
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel

Screen Capture
  • Snapz Pro X


In addition to the software and hardware discussed above, English graduate students can also check out:

  • MiniDV digital camera (supply your own tapes) and tripod
  • 3.2 megapixel digital camera
  • Sony MiniDisc audio recorder
  • iPod (for voice recording and data storage during projects)
  • 6"x8" Wacom graphics tablet
  • scanner
  • external hard drive
  • web video camera and software for online video conferencing
  • studio headphones (for sound editing)
  • VHS-to-DVD machine (player and dubbing capabilities)


Tutorial and Resource Books

  • Sound for Digital Video
  • Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
  • Adobe Creative Suite 2 Classroom in a Book
  • Essential Digital Video Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to
  • Making Videos That Make Money- Focal Press
  • Making Movies with Final Cut Express by Rubin, Michael
  • Making iMovies
  • Photoshop CS2 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
  • Final Cut Express HD for Mac OS X : Visual QuickStart Guide
  • Developing Digital Short Films
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh : Visual QuickStart Guide
  • Macromedia Flash MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh : Visual QuickStart Guide
  • The Zen of CSS Design : Visual Enlightenment for the Web
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 Classroom in a Book
  • Final Cut Pro 5 for Mac OS X : Visual QuickPro Guide
  • Robin Williams Web Design Workshop
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger : Visual QuickStart Guide
  • Real World Digital Video (2nd Edition)
  • Podcast Solutions
  • Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack
  • InDesign CS2 Visual Quickstart Guide