Avid for education

“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

The road starts here...

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 | Software for students and educators

Media Composer | Software 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 get Media Composer | Software at special discounted options for education.


ProTools 10

Create music and audio with Pro Tools 11 Academic—just $299

The new standard for audio production is here. Pro Tools is the most widely used tool for music and film/TV soundtrack production. With Pro Tools Academic, educators and students get access to all of the same tools and workflows—at a special discount for education.
Sibelius 7.5

Compose music with Sibelius 7.5 Academic—just $295

The 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.
Robin Buday

Robin Buday makes the switch to Media Composer

Robin gives advice to students and talks about how knowing Media Composer opened more doors for him in Hollywood(he's since gone on to work on some major films, including Iron Man 3 and The Avengers) .
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Chris Nelson (LOST, Mad Men) ACE Editor

Get editing advice from Chris Nelson

Editor Chris Nelson, A.C.E. (LOST, Mad Men), offers students some valuable advice on pursuing a career in video editing.
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USC School of Cinematic Arts

Step inside the USC School of Cinematic Arts

At the USC School of Cinematic Arts, students develop artistically while learning the technical skills necessary for a career in Hollywood.
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Training: Getting Started with Avid Media Composer

Free training: Get Started Fast with Media Composer

Get 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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The Rough Cut: Inside LOST

The Rough Cut: Inside LOST

The LOST finale may have left many questions unanswered, but editor Chris Nelson and re-recording mixers Scott Weber and Frank Morrone answer plenty about their roles in the epic TV series—and the industry.
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How to buy

Avid offers excellent pricing options for students, educators, and institutions. To take advantage of these great deals, simply visit an authorized Avid Education reseller near you.

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Avid Education Webinars

Find out how top academic institutions achieve educational success.

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Music Technology in the Classroom
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Chapman University—Preparing Future Media Pros

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Featured case study

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)

Millersville University, Pennsylvania
Stage4you Academy, Sweden
MBO College Hilversum (ROCvA), Netherlands
Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Bond University, Film and Television Dept
San Francisco State University
West Potomac Academy, Fairfax County Public Schools

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Pro Tools 11 Academic datasheet
Media Composer for education datasheet
Sibelius Academic datasheet