laptops & software

SAA uses MacBook Pro computers for all coursework. Students are not required to know how to use the computer prior to attending SAA. Instructors at SAA will educate you on using your laptop and each of the software programs.


Students are required to purchase and bring to class a MacBook Pro laptop computer.  You will order your laptop during your financial aid appointment.

For students beginning classes in August 2018, a laptop deposit of $200 must be made by July 2, 2018.

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 2018, the cost of a MacBook Pro laptop is $2,950.

Software Programs

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