Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) now offers its full-powered Media Composer® editing software free to all college/post-secondary students aspiring to learn the editing craft and join the professional ranks of qualified storytellers working across TV, filmmaking, news and sports journalism, marketing and other vocations in media and communications. Using the same tool behind the majority of feature films and TV programs winning Oscar® and Emmy® Awards and other renowned accolades, students can prepare for successful careers across the media landscape.  


Under this new program, schools sign up as entry-level Avid Learning Affiliates at www.avid.com/media-composer/for-students to provide their students with hands-on experience using the media & entertainment industry’s requisite editing tool. This free initiative also includes teacher training and lesson materials for schools. 


Avid is hosting an in-person launch event for the Avid Learning Affiliate Program, on Saturday July 29, 2023, from 9 am to 7 pm (PST) at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California. The Avid Learning Summit features a full agenda of strategic, tactical and inspirational content to help faculty make the most of their school’s program. The day features keynote speakers from the video and audio production team of the Emmy award-winning Ted Lasso show, along with presentations by media industry professionals, faculty and students on topics ranging from “Hiring and Hollywood: How to Break in and What Skills are in Demand” to “AI and Media” and “Avid-Powered Student Success Stories”.   


Avid Learning Affiliate faculty and students are invited to register for this free, one-day event at: Avid Learning Summit Los Angeles 2023