EQUIPMENT GUIDE – General Supply List for College of Art and Design Students

General List of Supplies needed for students in art and design majors:

Students in the College of Art and Design will find many, if not all, of the following items useful throughout their time in college, and in life in general!

Students in IllustrationMedical IllustrationStudio ArtsGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior Design, Photography, Motion Picture Science and Film Production are encourage to bring the “required” items to school with them to avoid delays in ordering online, and needing to make shopping trips.

Students  in 3DDD, New Media Design, and Animation will also need many of these items in their freshmen foundation courses.

For health and safety reasons, we recommend you avoid sharing supplies, and consider bringing as many of these basic household items, as possible, to school with you in fall.



  1. Basic writing/drawing tools, such as, pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.
  2. Ruler- Steel w/ cork backing 18″-24″
  3. Hot Glue Gun​
  4. ​Super Glue
  5. Packing Tape
  6. Masking Tape
  7. Double Sided Tape
  8. Scissors
  9. Exacto Knife
  10. Utility Knife
  11. Needle Nose Pliers
  12. Gaffer Tape (SOFA only)
  13. 3-hole punch (SOFA only, but recommended for all)


  1. Tape Measure
  2. Multi-tip Screw Driver
  3. Allen Wrenches- Metric and Imperial
  4. Hammer/Mallet
  5. Adjustable Wrench
  6. Diagonal Side Cutting Pliers
  7. ​Files
  8. Rasps
  9. Saws
  10. Putty Knife