MIA Student Computer Purchase Program

Every Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) student is required to purchase a laptop through the Interior Architecture Student Computer Purchase Program.  

Program Details

Through the purchase program, each MIA student receives a powerful mobile workstation (running Microsoft Windows), warranty and Accidental Damage Protection, plus support from IT Helpdesk while enrolled at Chatham. 

A separate computer purchase application must be completed and submitted with the program deposit or no later than June 30. Payment for the laptop will be due in full at the time of the first tuition payment for the program and can be bundled into a student’s financial aid package. If you have questions, view the frequently asked questions below or speak with your admissions representative.

Frequently Asked Questions

All students enrolled in the MIA program at Chatham must have a laptop through the student computer purchase program.
Prices are determined based on current market rates and incentives at the time of order, but usually range between $2,000 and $2,500. Your final pricing will be provided at the time of order.

The student will receive a brand new laptop in the box and ready for setup. The student will need to download AutoCAD and Revit (free for students), plus Adobe Creative Suite and Office 365 (provided by Chatham). Students may need additional software, which may be free or have discounted student pricing, as they progress through the program. Chatham will also provide and require anti-virus software while enrolled as a student.

The provided and/or required software for purchase may be subject to change.

Chatham’s Helpdesk is available via tickets, virtually, and in-person during regular business hours at Chatham Eastside and Shadyside Campus.
You fully own and keep the laptop for your own personal use. You may need to purchase a license for some software once you are no longer a Chatham student.