Laptop/Wireless Campus Initiative

What it means: 
• Moore is a wireless campus
• Laptop requirement for all new BFA students
• Exclusive secured discounts on laptops, hardware and software
About the Initiative 
Moore College of Art & Design is committed to providing students with the resources necessary to achieve the highest level of excellence in their chosen field. Moore is therefore making a major investment in a new laptop/wireless initiative to expand access to digital technologies essential for today's professional artists and designers. At Moore, we believe that a laptop computer is an essential tool for educating women for careers in art and design. Therefore, Moore requires all new BFA students to purchase laptop computers prior to the start of fall classes.

To help reduce the costs of this initiative to students and families, the College has negotiated special pricing with Apple Computer, Inc. (for Moore-recommended Laptop Systems**), Lenovo (ThinkPad), and JourneyEd, for software.  All Moore students, faculty and staff are eligible for Moore discounted rates. To purchase Apple software and hardware, Lenovo ThinkPads, and JourneyEd software at Moore discounted rates, use the links on our website. Students receiving financial aid have had reasonable expenses for a computer and software accounted for in their "estimated costs of attendance." A full listing of these costs is shown on the back of the financial aid award letter. 

Please note that Moore discounted rates on Apple Hardware Only are available at the Penn Computer Connection at 3610 Sansom Street, Philadelphia on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Also online via Moodle on the Moore College website.
    Apple Mackintosh Windows PC
Hardware Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
  Memory (RAM) 4 GB Minimum
8 GB Recommended
4 GB Minimum
8 GB Recommended
  Hard Disk 128 GB 320 GB
  Miscelleanous Super Drive DVD   Burner
Network Bandwidth Airport or Extreme Internal 802.11 B/G/N
Operating System   MAC OS x 10.7 Windows 7 or Windows 8
While many Windows PC laptops come with a three year service / support contract, Apple Macintosh laptops do not. Moore highly recommends purchasing an Apple Care three year service / support contact if you are purchasing an Apple laptop.

** Moore highly recommends that students choose to purchase an Apple Computer laptop, the preferred tool of most artists and designers. However, students intending to major in Interior Design should consider purchasing a ThinkPad (pc), for AutoCAD.

Software Requirements
All first - year students are required to purchase Microsoft Office 365 University, and encouraged to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud Membership. All students choosing to purchase a Windows laptop will also be required to have Antivirus software. Moore College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) who has partnered with JourneyEd to offer both software packages at a tremendous discount. This is a SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT on retail pricing that is not available elsewhere.

Instructions for Moodle Log-in and purchasing discounted hardware and software online:
1. Go to
2. Click on “Resources For" top right corner of the homepage and select " Current Students"
3. Click on “Moodle Login”.
4. Enter your login ID and password in the left panel and click “log in”.
5. Once logged in, you can navigate to “Campus Community” and select the “Computer Services” community.
6. Open the “Computer Purchase Program” document and follow the links to preferred pricing from Apple, Lenovo and JourneyEd.

Please note:  To purchase software at the special discounted rate from JourneyEd, the website will ask for proof that you are a Moore student.  New students may submit their acceptance letters for this purpose.