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Meeting the Challenge

Avid will set you up for a sustainable career in entertainment.

  • Set yourself apart with Avid Certification for Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, and other Avid solutions
  • Save money with education pricing for qualified students, as well as free or low-cost entry-level options
  • Get set up easily with simple, software-based licensing
  • Ease into the learning curve with quality course content taught by top industry educators
  • Work with the knowledge you already have on the most open, tightly integrated media platform out there
  • Prepare for college and/or a career with specific skillsets that can help land internships and full-time industry jobs globally

Avid provides the products and solutions used by the pros.

  • Make 44% more money with training in Avid products than the average editor using other tools
  • 6 out of 6 major movie studios use Avid creative tools
  • 100% of the top 10 grossing films of 2014 and 2015 were edited with Avid solutions
  • About 70% of commercially published music is created using Avid
  • 4 out of 5 largest TV station groups use Avid products
  • 80-90% of original content from leading streaming providers is produced with Avid solutions

* Data compiled by Payscale and Avid sales analysis

How to Buy

Get professional-grade tools—at student-friendly prices. Plus, try Pro Tools, Media Composer, or Sibelius free for 30 days.

See our Academic Eligibility & Verification requirements to find out if you qualify for the special discounted pricing below.

Pro Tools

Subscribe to Pro Tools for Education

$825/month

with one-year agreement

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$999/month

month to month

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Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Buy Pro Tools for Education

$299

Perpetual License with 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan

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Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Upgrade Pro Tools for Education

$99

Upgrade now

From one of the following:

  • Pro Tools Academic 9, 10, or 11
  • Pro Tools Academic 12 with an expired Upgrade and Support Plan (now known as a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan)
  • Pro Tools Express (bundled with Mbox, Fast Track Solo, or Fast Track Duo only)
  • Pro Tools M-Powered 6–8
  • Pro Tools MP 9

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Media Composer

Subscribe to Media Composer | Ultimate for Education

$999/month

for students and teachers, with one-year agreement

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Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Buy Media Composer for Education

$295

Media Composer | Perpetual License*—Education Pricing with 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan

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$99**

floating license for institutions

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*We are still offering a Media Composer for Education perpetual license, which includes all the same collaborative workflows and MediaCentral integration of the new Media Composer | Ultimate, but without the added software options.

**5 seat minimum

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Upgrade Media Composer for Education

$99

Renew now

Renew your 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan (formerly Annual Upgrade and Support Plan) and get all new releases and ExpertPlus support for one year.

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Sibelius

Subscribe to Sibelius | Ultimate for Education

$825/month

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Get the lowest cost of entry to Sibelius | Ultimate for Education:

  • Subscribe on an annual basis (price shown is the monthly charge)
  • Get access to all new releases and Standard support throughout your subscription

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Buy Sibelius | Ultimate for Education

$299

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Own the world's best-selling notation tool and get:

  • Sibelius | Ultimate Perpetual License—Education Pricing
  • Includes a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan, which provides access to all new releases and Standard support for one year, renewable annually for $89/year

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Upgrade Sibelius | Ultimate for Education

$89

Upgrade now

Move up from Sibelius for Education/Academic 7.5 or earlier and get:

  • Sibelius | Ultimate 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan NEW—Education Pricing for Perpetual Licenses currently not on a plan
  • Get the latest software and access to all new releases and Standard support for one year, renewable annually for $89/year

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

Get the Sibelius | Ultimate for Education + Ultimate Bundle

$599

Buy now

Write, learn, or teach music with a complete compositional suite:

  • Sibelius | Ultimate Perpetual License—Education Pricing
  • Includes a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan, which provides access to all new releases and Standard support for one year, renewable annually for $89/year
  • PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate
  • AudioScore Ultimate

Discounted pricing is only available to qualifying students and educators (academic eligibility will be verified).

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