“At Dodge College, students learn theory, aesthetics, and the skills they need to tell a story. Avid has been a great partner in providing solutions for our students that reflect what’s being used in the industry.” –Robert Bassett, Dean, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University
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What does it take for students to realize their full potential? Creative teaching programs, dedicated faculty, and the power of technology. That’s why the world’s leading educators have partnered with Avid to help empower the next generation of artists and media professionals. From Pro Tools to Media Composer, our industry-standard products help students learn real-world skills to maximize their career opportunities.
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Accelerate editing with Media Composer for Education, starting at $9.99/monthMedia Composer is the fastest, most versatile tool for professional video editing. That's why it's the industry standard for film and television production. What's more, schools, teachers, and students can access Media Composer in more affordable ways than ever.
Create music and audio with Pro Tools 12, starting at $8.25/month—coming soonGet more choice—and infinite possibilities. Pro Tools is the most widely used tool for music and film/TV soundtrack production. With Pro Tools for Education, educators and students get access to all of the same tools and workflows in more affordable ways than ever.
Compose music with Sibelius 7.5 Academic—just $295The latest generation of the world’s best-selling music notation software has arrived. Sibelius 7.5 is the fastest, smartest, and easiest way to write music. With Sibelius Academic, educators and students get access to all of the same tools and workflows—at a special discount for education.
Berklee College of Music elevates educationDiscover how Berklee's campuses in Boston and Valencia, Spain, prepare students to succeed in the real world, with help from Avid.
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Avid After School Sessions with editor Josh YoungGet film and TV industry insight and career advice from editor Josh Young (Big Brother, The Biggest Loser), as he answers questions from students and other aspiring storytellers.
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Avid After School Sessions with mixer Frank MorroneGet career insight and sound advice from multi Emmy-winning re-recording mixer Frank Morrone (The Kennedys, LOST), as he answers questions from students and aspiring music and audio pros.
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Step inside the USC School of Cinematic ArtsAt the USC School of Cinematic Arts, students develop artistically while learning the technical skills necessary for a career in Hollywood.
Free training: Get Started Fast with Media ComposerGet assistance, answers, and insight, and start editing now—watch this 5-part video tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB is dedicated to providing students with the finest resources, and is one of the few public universities in the US that offers degreed programs in music technology, and Avid tools are a central part of their audio and video workflow. Download the case study (PDF)
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