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UGA’s Grady College to offer Avid Certified Instruction

UGA’s Grady College to offer Avid Certified Instruction

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced plans to offer Avid Certified Instruction on Avid’s Media Composer System.

Avid is the market leader in professional video editing and production. A vast majority of prime time television shows and feature films are edited on Avid Media Composer and Film Composer.

James Biddle, lecturer in Grady’s Department of Telecommunications and an Avid Certified Instructor, will offer Avid Media Composer 101 (MC101) instruction to professionals and alumni wanting a certificate of training on Media Composer.

“Avid certification is an industry-recognized credential that can help you launch a career or advance your career in media production and post-production,” Biddle noted.

The course will provide three days of instruction, a MC101 reference/instruction manual, and access to Avid’s online training system known as ALEX. All training sessions will be held in Lab 136 in the Grady College.

Cost for the course will be $1,200 with half of the cost going to Grady College’s Telecommunication Arts program.

Four separate MC101 courses have been scheduled in May and June. July and August sessions will be announced in the near future.

May and June courses will be held Monday, May 26-Wednesday, May 28; Thursday, May 29-Saturday, May 31; Monday, June 2-Wednesday, June 4; and Thursday, June 5-Saturday, June 7.

To register or for more information, please contact James Biddle at or call 706-542-2116.

Established in 1915, the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication provides seven undergraduate majors including advertising, broadcast news, magazines, newspapers, public relations, publication management and telecommunication arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see