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 General Information
School of Filmmaking Computer Information

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Filmmaking will require incoming freshmen to have an apple computer. UNCSA and Apple Computer are working together to offer approved standard systems at reduced pricing. Learn more about this requirement.

General Computer Information

If you are purchasing a new system to bring to school with you, the Information Technologies department recommends these specifications:

  • Dual Core Processor
  • At least 2 gigs of ram
  • DVDROM Drive
  • Ethernet Patch Cord – Goes from computer’s network interface to the wall port in the residence hall room.

For Apple Computers:

UNCSA Apple Store for Education

It is strongly suggested that at least one student per room in a residence hall have a companion printer for shared use. There are no “printing facilities” on campus available to students.

Minimum Computer Standards

The Information Technologies department is unable to support any machine that is under these specifications:

  • Any Processor under 1 GHz
  • 512 mb ram
  • Windows XP or MAC OS 10
Software Access - OnTheHub

UNCSA maintains various contractual partnerships with software developers that allows for student access to software at a free or reduced cost. Microsoft and Adobe are two of the major software developers that students are likely to require software from. Students may acquire, purchase, and download the offered software via OnTheHub, a third party vendor system that works in conjuciton with UNCSA's partenership's. A UNCSA issued email address is required to use this service. Please contact the IT Help Desk at 336-770-3300 or via with any questions regarding this service.  

OnTheHub is located at the follwing link:

"Things to Know"
  • The Information Technologies Department is not a certified computer repair facility. If a student has a computer problem, the desktop support staff will perform basic troubleshooting functions for the student. If the computer needs hardware repair, IT will help the student arrange for repair with a certified computer repair facility.

  • Please bring all associated disks/CD’s, purchasing information, and any other documentation for the computer with you to campus to help IT help you.

  • An email account will be created for each student at UNCSA. Campus communications will be delivered via this email address. You will be responsible for checking this email account on a regular basis.

  • If a student arrives on campus with a computer without a Network Interface Card (NIC), the IT Department will advise the student on what to purchase and also assist in the installation of the card. Please be advised that NIC cards do not always install into an older computer easily.