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Ever dream of working in TV, film, music, or broadcast? It’s not out of reach. Avid can give you the tools and training you need to make that dream a reality.



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Students learn how to manage media with Avid NEXIS

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Training students to secure jobs in the media industry


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Berklee College of Music, elevating education

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
  • Connect and collaborate with other creatives and get discovered using the free Avid Link app

Jumpstart your career

More professionals in music, film, and television use Avid audio and video tools than any other products. Get a head start on your competition by learning and mastering the essential Media Composer, Pro Tools, or Sibelius skills you’ll need in the real world—at special deeply discounted pricing just for students and educators.

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Gain the cutting edge with the industry’s most trusted film and video editing solution. Tell great stories and get your work noticed with its intuitive, powerful toolset for modern media makers.

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Student at desk editing music with discounted Pro Tools for education software Create and mix audio

Get everything you need to create and mix music and sound for picture using the same award-winning tools top recording studios and post facilities rely on daily.

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Compose music and publish beautiful scores using the world’s best-selling notation software, with sophisticated yet easy-to-use tools —ideal for learning.

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Movie Magic: Danish Film School Spreads its Wings with Avid

Working on shared storage for editing, grading and finishing has completely changed our workflow. Before we were very limited by the local storage, but now we’re able to access the storage from workstations all over the school. This flexibility, combined with the speed and reliability of the technology, has transformed the editing process for our students.


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Behind the Scenes at the Savannah Film Festival

Don’t underestimate really knowing your stuff, especially the tools. Work 100-hour weeks for almost nothing. Be at the right place at right time and have the right skill set and attitude. You need to be prepared to go for it.


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Avid Launches Young Storytellers Competition with NextGen Editors

Avid has made Media Composer so affordable for the high school level that it made sense to get this wonderful tool in the hands of our next storytellers. I wanted to be sure they had the best tool that would set them up for success.


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