• 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*
* 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.
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 & Framing1144 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Dick Blick Materials341 Cooke Street
Plainville, CT 06062
Computer Supplies and Software
Apple ComputersAll 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: www.apple.com/education 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)
AdobeStudents and Faculty can obtain adobe program licensing with substantial discounts from www.cdwg.com/12adobestudent.
Journey EducationComputer programs can be purchased with substantial student discounts through www.JourneyEd.com.
MicrosoftA popular program for College students is Microsoft Office. Student discounts for Microsoft programs my be downloaded from www.microsoft.com.