Near the start of each semester, a list of required course textbooks is posted on MCAD's Intranet. Students are not required to have textbooks in hand on the first day of class, but they are invited to purchase them ahead of time. Please check the course catalog often for updates. Course Supplies Enrolled students get course supply lists from their instructors on the first day of class, however, it is strongly recommended that students bring a sketchbook/notebook and pencils. Students should be prepared to purchase supplies in the first week of a semester and after that as needed.