Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT


• Computer purchase: $1,700*

• Fine Arts program: $1,100*

• Graphic Design program: $1,100*

• Illustration program: $1,200*

• Interior Design program: $900*

• Photography program: $1,500*

• Photography equipment (first year only): $1200*

‚ÄČ* Estimated minimum for full-time student. An additional $300 should be allowed by degree students for textbooks.
Certificate and diploma students will have smaller amounts depending upon program.


Laptop Requirement

All programs at the Paier College of Art require each student to have their own laptop. In some programs additional hardware such as drawing tablets/pens and software may be required. These will be listed on course syllabi.

Students are encouraged to speak with the department head before making purchases in order to ensure all software and hardware is compliant for the curriculum.



Art Supplies Stores

Hull's Art Supplies & Framing

1144 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Dick Blick Materials

341 Cooke Street
Plainville, CT 06062


Computer Supplies and Software

Apple Computers

All Paier students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive discounted educational pricing on personal purchases of Apple hardware, software, and peripherals. To take advantage of these savings, visit the Apple Store for Education online: or call toll free: 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-780-5009.) Apple Education representatives are available Monday thru Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm CST to help with any purchasing needs. 1-800-800-2775 Financing is available through the Apple Computer Loan Program. For complete details or to apply, call: 1-800-APPLE-LN (1-800-277-5356)


Students and Faculty can obtain adobe program licensing with substantial discounts from

Journey Education

Computer programs can be purchased with substantial student discounts through


A popular program for College students is Microsoft Office. Student discounts for Microsoft programs my be downloaded from