Avid for Students

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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This university’s approach to media education is helping students land the best jobs

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 more
  • 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 Annual Upgrade and 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
  • 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 for Education

$999/month

for students, with one-year agreement

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$3999/month

for teachers and institutions, 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

perpetual license with annual upgrade plan

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$99*

floating license for institutions

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* 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 Annual Upgrade and Support Plan and get all software updates for 12-months.

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

Sibelius

Subscribe to Sibelius for Education

$825/month

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Get the lowest cost of entry to Sibelius for Education:

  • Subscribe on an annual basis (price shown is the monthly charge)
  • Get access to all Sibelius upgrades, plus support, throughout your subscription with the included All Access plan

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

Buy Sibelius for Education

$299

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

  • Sibelius 8 perpetual license and software
  • All Access Upgrade and Support plan (first year included; renewable annually for $89/year)

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

Upgrade Sibelius for Education

$89

Upgrade now

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

  • Sibelius 8 perpetual license and software
  • All Access Upgrade and Support plan (first year included; renewable thereafter for $89/year)

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

Get the Sibelius for Education + Ultimate Bundle

$599

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

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

Resources

Take an Avid Course

Learn Avid products online or at a location near you

Get Avid Certified

Become more marketable and sharpen your skills with an Avid credential

Shop for Guide Books

Kickstart your learning with Avid Official Curriculum books and reference guides

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer

Get assistance, answers, and insights. Start editing now

Get Started Fast with Pro Tools

Create pro-level music and audio productions—from first note to final mix

Get Started Fast with Sibelius

Learn the ins and outs of composing with Avid’s music notation software

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