Computer Requirements

All CVPA students are required to have a laptop, which lets you to interact with the software used in CVPA, submit assignments, and share work with instructors and fellow students.

Laptop specifications

  • MacBook Pro laptop computer recommended; MacBook Air is acceptable
  • 15" screen recommended; 13" screen is acceptable
  • Ethernet cords required
  • 8 gigabytes of RAM recommended
  • Minimum 1TB of hard disc space
  • VCA adapter

Required Software

Music majors

Additional music software recommendations include:

  • Sibelius: music notation
  • Reason: audio production recording/editing
  • Ableton Live: composition/audio production
  • Reaper: audio production
  • Max/MSP: audio production