Supported Internet Browsers
Your computer must have one of the following Internet browsers to successfully participate in our online classes. Make sure you have one of the following installed on your computer:
Minimum System Requirements
Your computer system must meet these minimum requirements:
To ensure the best online learning experience and interaction, we DO NOT recommend the use of tablets in our online classes.
Computer Memory: 256 MB of RAM (512 MB or greater recommended)
Hard-Disk Drive: On average, 5 GB free space per class, not including additional space for class-specific software
Video Card: Super VGA (1024 x 768 with 64k color or with 64mb VRAM) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
Sound Card: 16 bit sound card and speakers
Other System Requirements
Apart from an Internet browser, your computer must have the following required hardware and software to successfully participate in our online classes.
Internet Service Provider: Any Internet service provider will suffice if it provides reliable access to the Internet of at least 1.2 mbps download speed. AOL users should log into AOL and then open their correct browser (see the list of supported browsers above)
Modem Speed: DSL or Cable internet highly recommended
Email Accounts: All Academy of Art students receive a free email account after they have been registered for a class. To inquire about whether your email login and password has been created veiw at http://my.academyart.edu
Webcam: required for all online language classes
The following required software may be downloaded for free:
While participating in the online class, you may choose to share documents and files via email. You are expected to use your own updated virus protection software. Anti-virus software can be downloaded for free or for a small charge from the Internet, or you can purchase a program at your local software retailer. For more information, visit the following websites:
About Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader: Some classes require software from Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Reader (for PDF files). Some classes have specific additional requirements: scanner, software such as Photoshop, or other hardware. Please read the class descriptions carefully.
For additional questions about software or hardware requirements specific to classes or academic programs, please contact the appropriate academic department directly.