Inspiring the next generation of media creators

The Avid Learning Academy (ALA) program is focused on preparing students for a successful career in media. Available to high schools looking to add a new media arts program or enhance an existing one, the ALA program offers a CTE-compliant audio and music production curriculum and video editing curriculum that cover the Avid “First” family of creative tools.

Enroll your school to become an Avid Learning Academy and get everything you need to empower students with the foundational skills they need to succeed in their creative endeavors, whether they want to advance their Avid education and certification or enter the job market immediately after graduation.  The Avid Learning Academy program offers high schools a complete curriculum to teach music and media production skills, aligned to the U.S National Core Arts Standards and common CTE pathways in Arts, Media and Entertainment (AME).  Students enrolled in these programs can get a head start on college or their career by learning on the music, TV and film industries’ most popular creative tools and earning pathway certifications with Avid’s industry-recognized professional credentials.

Free licenses of the Pro Tools Artist

Beginning in July 2022, Avid will provide free licenses of the Pro Tools Artist audio creation software to any school and every student enrolled in an Avid Learning Academy program.

“With Pro Tools Artist in hand, educators can have total confidence their students will be gaining the skills and experiences that prepare them to fully explore their creativity and career interest,” said Francois Quereuil, Vice President, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid. “While Avid Learning Academy now provides a fun and exciting palette with thousands of inspiring sounds and loops, hundreds of plug-ins and even new virtual instruments, aspiring musicians will be excited to know they can create in any genre with the same tools that today’s most popular artists and producers use.”

Why become an Avid Learning Academy?

Join for only $500 per year! *

Students dream big. Empower them to succeed.

Inspire students and help them develop the media production skills they need to open doors to more creative opportunities. Whether headed to college or straight into a career, they gain the competence to succeed in music creation, audio production, or video post production using the tools and workflows used across the media industry.

Enrich your school’s media arts program on a budget

Pro Tools | First and Media Composer | First are free to download and use, making the program the most affordable way to introduce students to the tools and workflows used across the music, film, TV, and entertainment industries. Boost your school’s reputation—and student engagement—with a CTE-compliant program that’s easy to roll out and maintain.

Attain industry-recognized certification

Avid Certification helps professionals attain the skills and competencies needed to excel in the highly competitive media industry. Teachers can deepen their expertise, earning Avid Certified Instructor status, and certify students as an Avid Certified Associate—a new entry-level credential that provides the path to professional Avid certification.

Interested in joining the Avid Learning Academy? Join for only $500 per year!

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