All reading materials and videos needed to complete each course are provided within Nomad Academy. However, a few basic tools are needed to create media projects. Nomad Academy courses teach you to make projects with smart devices, including smartphones and tablets. You will also need a rig and tripod to hold your device; a microphone, splitter, and earphones for acceptable sound; at least one bright light for good picture quality; and apps for video recording and editing. Recommendations for all of these tools are available in the courses.