You'll need a memory card to use a DSLR camera at UCOL.
Creative Media requires a lot of storage – a minimum 500mbhard drive is required. Note that many students prefer to purchase a 1TB hard drive.
Pen drives/USB flash drives
To use equipment out of class time, a bond for the use of cameras, tripods, Wacom tablets and other equipment must be paid. All students are required to pay this, which is refundable at the end of the year, if no damage to equipment has occurred.
You will be supplied with a $50 print credit at the beginning of the year. However, in order to complete the programme, additional print credits will be required. Please note that this is a minimum guide, as printing needs differ with paper choices and printing is not an exact science. When it comes to colour management sometimes more test printing is required.
One can of 3M spray mount glue (product defined, as we have found this is the best one and is industry standard) and double-sided tape.
- 3M spray mount glue or double-sided tape - up to $60
Mounting boards/foam core
A minimum of two A4 books for use as a visual diary (may be digital)
- Mars Micro Technical Pencil 0.5mm - $8
- Mars Micro Technical Pencil 0.5mm HB leads - $8
- Staedtler Rastoplast Eraser 526B20 (black if possible) - $3
- A pack of Staedtler pigment liners (0.1, 0.3, 0.5. 0.7) - $24
- Helix 30/60 and 40/45 set square pack - $9
- Helix circle template - $7
- Rotring triangular scale ruler (802020) - $32
- 18mm masking tape - $7
- Two Uniball Eye Fine/Medium (black) - $18
- Two A4 visual diaries - $7
- Retractable tape measure - 8 meters or longer - $8
- One Cancon Tracing Pad 90GSM - $48
- ProMarkers for use in Semester Two. Recommended colours to be confirmed before semester begins. - $60
Optional course costs
- A2 portfolio case for carrying works in a safe manner - form $20 for a manilla version
- Field trips - various trips will have optional costs associated with them. They are recommended for expanding your knowledge.
- Ipad Air 2, Wacom tablet or Android tablet for drawing - $180 - $1,300
- Computers or laptops with solid state for safety with bumping, 8GB RAM with 256 Flash Memory - up to $4,000.00
- Adobe Creative Cloud education license - $370.00.