Undergraduate Art Supplies for School of Design & Production

Please be sure to have the following items before arriving on campus and before the start of your classes in the School of Design & Production. Contact the head of your program if you have questions.

Computer Requirements
  • Computer - Mac or PC is defined by area of concentration.
  • Printer

Sound Design Student Requirements:
Apple MacBook Pro:

  • Thunderbolt Port
  • Ethernet port or Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter
  • 8 GB minimum system RAM
  • 51 GB or more of available storage space for Logic sound libraries
  • AppleCare Protection Plan

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Software:  Apple LogicX available via the Mac App Store
Thuderbolt Drive:

  • 250 GB minimum size
  • SSD preferred by rotational HDD acceptable
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Bus Powered drive, highly recommended

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Class Supplies & Textbooks

Students are personally responsible for obtaining their own supplies and equipment for all classes including Production (such as drafting equipment, shop hand tools and drawing and design supplies), as well as required (or recommended) textbooks for courses. Expenditures will be heaviest during the first year, as students make major investments in equipment that they will use for the rest of their professional careers. Students not already owning some of the necessary equipment and supplies needed should be prepared to spend $500 to $750 or more during the early part of their first year. Many incoming students have questions about equipment, tools and supplies.  Listed below are a number of items that, if you already own, you should bring with you.  If you do not already own these items, please wait until you arrive to acquire them so that your instructors can give you guidance on the types of equipment and quality you should be looking for.

  • Drafting equipment and supplies
  • Drawing and painting supplies (brushes, paints, paper, scissors, etc.)
  • A good drawing or drafting lamp for use in your own room
  • Basic shop hand tools: One nail apron
    • One 16 ounce claw hammer
    • One #2 Phillips screwdriver
    • One #2 Square Head drive (Prop majors only)
    • One pair of pliers
    • One pair of end cutting nippers
    • One Architect’s scale ruler
    • One 8 inch Crescent wrench
    • One utility (matte) knife
    • One combination square or speed square
    • One 16 foot tape measure (minimum)
    • One 3/8 drive ratchet with 7/16 and 9/16 sockets (Scenic Technology and Prop majors only)
    • One flashlight
    • One pair of craft scissors (Prop majors only)
    • One pair of fabric scissors (Prop majors only)
    • Pencils
    • One container to keep it all in
Safety Equipment
  • One NIOSH-approved respirator with organic vapor cartridges and pre-filters. (welding gas and dust filters as needed)
  • One pair of ANSI-approved Safety Glasses
  • Several pair of foam-type hearing protectors or head-set style ear protection
  • One ANSI-approved Hard Hat
  • One pair of work gloves

All new Design and Production students are required to own a NIOSH-approved respirator with organic vapor cartridges and pre-filters. This is for your safety and benefit. These respirators are designed to prevent the breathing of harmful substances. These substances include particulates, dusts, fogs, mists, sprays, smokes, vapors or gasses.

On Sunday, August 20, each student will be scheduled for a respirator fitting and testing. At that time, you may purchase a 3M 6000 series mask with replaceable organic vapor cartridges and replaceable N95 Pre-filters. It is mandatory that you be tested for proper fit of your respirator and be trained in how and when to use it in a safe manner.

The cost for both the 3M Respirator and fit test is $45 ($ 20 for the fit testing and $ 25 for the respirator). In addition, the required safety glasses and hard hats are offered for sale for $10 for the set. An extra pack of cartridges and filters are available for $15 for the set. Safety glasses are $5. These items and services may be paid by cash or check only.  Credit cards are not accepted.  The company performing the fit testing and providing the masks is Rayco Safety, Inc., from Yadkinville, NC. http://www.raycosafety.com.    

Note: If you already own a NIOSH-approved respirator and are certain you can purchase replacement filters in Winston-Salem, and can pass a qualitative fit test, you will only need to pay for the fit-testing. If you have a medical reason for not wearing a respirator, bring documentation with you to the first D&P or Visual Arts orientation meeting.