Required Personal Items

Each student is required to have a set of personal items for use in classes and film productions. Please acquire all these items before the start of film school orientation. You will be asked to bring these items to the orientation to ensure that you have everything you’ll need to start the semester off without a hitch.


Most of the coursework will be completed using school production equipment and computers, but there is some hardware and software that each student must own:

If you are planning to purchase a new computer or software, and would like guidance on what to buy, contact Paige Roberts for assistance.


The following items are all required for students of all majors (Production, Writing, and Animation) since everybody participates in on-set production during the first year of the program.

Click here for examples of each of these items and recommendations for optional, additional items to have in your toolkit.