Avid® announced today that its wide array of audio and video solutions meet the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding guidelines for education and training. Avid is offering three new customizable solutions to address the respective skills of students from elementary school through college: Avid Audio Recording Studio, Avid Film Production Lab and Avid Television and Video Production Studio. The solutions are available to educators at up to 85 percent off US MSRP and provide students the media creation tools they will encounter in advanced education programs as well as in film, television, broadcast, music and audio production careers.
Avid has integrated tools such as Media Composer® editing software, Pro Tools® recording and mixing systems, Axiom® MIDI keyboard controllers, and Sibelius® music notation software, into three solutions for technology-based curriculum:
• Audio Recording Studio enables educators to teach audio recording and production workflow techniques such as audio editing, mixing and mastering for students interested in music production careers.
• Film Production Lab prepares students to work on film and episodic television.
• Television and Video Production Studio addresses all facets of broadcast television such as commercial, talk show and local news show projects. The studio provides an integrated toolset for students to hone skills from script writing and on-camera performance to sound and video editing.
Within six months of graduation, more than eight out of 10 Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) alumni who participated in recent surveys said they were employed in their field or admitted to graduate school. Employers of SCAD graduates include award-winning companies, such as Rhythm and Hues Studios, Digital Domain, Fox, MTV, Panavision, Blue Sky, CNN and Digital Kitchen, among others. SCAD Professor Gokhan Ozaysin said, “Avid solutions give our students the professional skills and the competitive advantage they need to succeed in the industry.”
To learn more about Avid’s education solutions and how to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, visit: www.avid.com/arrafunding. For more information, visit Avid at Booth #3004 during the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), held June 28 through July 1, in Washington D.C.