BURLINGTON, MA — Avid has announced a new program in which college and post-secondary students aspiring to learn the craft of editing can get the full-powered version of Media Composer for free. Effective immediately, under the new Media Composer for Students program, learning institutions can sign up as entry-level Avid Learning Affiliates (www.avid.com/media-composer/for-students) and ensure their students will gain hands-on experience with the same editing tool being used to create top films and TV shows.
Upon joining, a school makes every one of its enrolled students eligible for software licenses. This completely-free initiative also includes teacher training and lesson materials for schools intending to establish a video editing curriculum, or re-orient existing programs toward delivering highly sought-after proficiency with Media Composer.
Following their graduation from school, career-track storytellers will also receive up to two years of deeply discounted Media Composer|Ultimate subscriptions, which currently retail for $499 per year. This will allow them to stay current on Avid’s continuous feature releases.
“Our Media Composer for Students program synthesizes the input of educators, creatives and media executives alike to make access as easy as possible for everyone,” says Jeff Rosica, CEO and president of Avid. “Together, we’re unlocking more ways to solve media and entertainment’s urgent need for a deep pool of high caliber talent, while enabling more young people to differentiate themselves with the qualifications that film and journalism schools, employers and others will instantly recognize.”