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On-demand Webinar: Technology in the Classroom

Find out how the University of Alabama at Birmingham partnered with Avid to prepare students for success in the media industry.

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Purchase Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Sibelius at special discounted academic pricing.

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On-demand Webinar: Preparing Future Media Pros

Discover how Chapman University prepares next-generation media professionals using cutting-edge Avid creative tools.

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On-demand Webinar: Partnering with Avid to Elevate Education

Learn how Berklee College of Music—the world’s largest independent contemporary music college—has embraced the Avid Everywhere vision for education.

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The path to success 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—from top universities to K-12 institutions—partner with Avid to help empower the next generation of artists and media professionals.

Our Avid Everywhere vision meets the unique needs of educators and students by providing integrated, cutting-edge solutions all built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform—the industry’s most open and extensible platform. Avid solutions provide students with the skills and workflows they need to create, manage, and distribute high quality media, so they can succeed in today’s evolving media landscape.

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+-Provide students with real-world production tools and workflows

To succeed in the professional world, students need to be proficient with industry-standard tools and technology. Since Avid solutions and workflows are used by more professionals than any other provider, students who know Avid have the best opportunity to stand out and succeed in a crowded job market. By providing students with a combination of hands-on training and professional certifications, schools can prepare students for successful careers in the media industry.

"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 industry’s most generous educational discounts

Students and educators can purchase Media Composer | Software, Pro Tools | Software and Sibelius at special academic pricing. So even if budgets are tight, students and educators can get affordable access to the same tools and workflows that artists and media professionals rely on worldwide.

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+-Industry-standard workflows streamlined for the education environment
Avid offers industry-standard workflows streamlined for the education environment, so students and teachers can collaborate in entirely new ways—both on and off campus. Plus, by purchasing from a single provider, schools and educators will experience simplified support, maintenance, and upgrades. That's why Avid solutions are the most proven and trusted choice for leading educational institutions.

Here are some of the integrated solutions that Avid offers to educational institutions:

Avid music notation solutions
In order to have a successful career in music composition, students need to deliver inspired, accurate, and professional scores—often under tight deadlines. Sibelius is the fastest, smartest, easiest way to teach students to write music for live performance, film and television, and media entertainment.

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Avid music creation solutions
The world’s top audio professionals choose Avid audio solutions to create, record, edit and mix music. When students learn Pro Tools, the industry standard for music production, they gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed and thrive in today’s highly competitive audio industry.

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Avid live sound solutions
Avid live sound systems are the number one touring consoles in the world and feature intuitive operation, rock-solid reliability, onboard plug-in processing, and seamless integration with Pro Tools. By learning how to use Avid’s live solutions, students gain proficiency with the cutting-edge workflows they need to meet the demands of any live gig.

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Avid audio post-production solutions
By learning Avid’s industry-leading post solutions built around Pro Tools, students can create and deliver higher-quality audio, manage complex sessions and high volumes of digital assets, and operate more efficiently, so they can take on the most demanding sessions and maximize their creativity.

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See why Chapman University relies on Avid audio solutions

Avid video editing solutions
Whether they aspire to work on Hollywood blockbusters or indie films, students need to learn how to edit in creative ways that engage and entertain audiences. Avid video editing solutions are the industry standard, enabling students to maximize their time in the creative zone and compete for jobs in the video industry.

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See what being an editor means to top industry professionals

Avid news production solutions
Avid offers a full complement of industry-standard news solutions, including newsroom management, collaborative production, field workflows, and more. Students can learn to produce the kind of high-quality media that engages audiences in today’s fast-paced news industry.

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Avid video post-production solutions
From powerful and creative video capture and offline editing tools, to high-performance online finishing and graphics systems, Avid’s video post production solutions feature cutting-edge workflows that simplify non-creative tasks, so students can focus on creative decisions and learn how to tell an effective story.

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Avid media management solutions
Avid’s industry-leading Interplay | MAM (media asset management) features intuitive, timesaving workflows, so educators and students can manage massive amounts of media and collaborate like never before.

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+-Train the next generation of media professionals

Our training and certification programs are designed, developed, and taught by certified experts, and can help students and educators achieve their goals. And by becoming an Avid Learning Partner, your school can offer students an Avid certification program on campus, which makes students more marketable to leading media and technology companies. This partnership also enables your school to train college-level teachers in advanced media technology, which helps keep educators on the leading edge of industry innovation.

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+-Partner with a technology provider that understands academia
Avid solutions are proven and trusted and have been used at top universities for decades, including the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Chapman University, Berklee College of Music, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

No one understands the needs of schools and educators better than Avid—that’s why Avid has dedicated sales and support staff that are focused 100% on the education market. When you purchase from Avid, you gain a technology partner you can rely on, with a team of industry professionals ready to help you meet your unique goals and challenges.

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The Avid Customer Association
The Avid Customer Association (ACA) is a comprehensive initiative designed to help lead the media industry forward. Run by and for the media community, the ACA provides essential strategic leadership, collaboration with industry leaders and visionaries, and a forum to address the most important issues facing the media industry—including the needs of educators.

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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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