laptops & software

SAA uses Apple computers for all coursework. Students are not required to know how to use the computer prior to attending SAA.


Students are required to purchase and bring to class their own Apple laptop computer. Understandably, many incoming students have never before used an Apple computer, let alone considered having their own laptops. The talented instructors at SAA will educate you on using your laptop and each of the software programs.

Laptops must be ordered before July 28. To order your 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop, download the order form and mail it or drop it off at SAA along with a $200 non-refundable deposit. The order form and payment MUST be received at SAA by July 28. You can also call the school and pay by credit card over the phone. 

School of Advertising Art
Attn: Mac Order
1725 E. David Rd.
Kettering, OH 45440
Phone: 937-294-0592
Fax: 937-294-5869

For students beginning classes in August 2014, the cost of a MacBook Pro laptop is $2,750. Package components are included on the order form.

Software Programs

Students learn to use many different design software programs—the programs that are the most highly used and sought after in the industry.

Software Programs at SAA:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Coda
  • Microsoft Office