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Avid MC101 Intensive

Become Avid Media Composer Proficient

This intensive four-day course covering Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency across an entire workflow from ingest to export with Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions.

Together with the second-course curriculum in the series, Media Composer Fundamentals II (MC110), this course provides the foundational training required to achieve the credential of Avid Certified User: Media Composer.

Develop an understanding of the video editing process and the basic technical and creative skills required to turn a set of raw footage into a completed project

Understand the relationship between media and project files, import video and audio files, assemble and rework a sequence and add effects before exporting

Take the first step towards achieving Avid User certification

Is the Avid MC101 Intensive right for you?

This course is suitable for complete beginners, and more experienced users seeking to acquire user certification. No experience with Avid Media Composer is necessary.

It is particularly ideal for:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers/content creators/videographers


Editing with Avid Fundamentals is a shorter introductory course with no certified avid curriculum or path to Avid User certification.

Avid MC110 Intensive is the second part in the two-course series that can support students to achieve Avid User certification.

TV Assistant Editor Intensive is designed for those already familiar with the fundamentals of Avid Media Composer to learn the unique skills required to work as a freelance TV Assistant Editor. It is an ideal follow-up to the Avid MC101 Intensive for job-specific training.

Meet Your Tutors

Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards is a highly experienced online editor and colourist, and an Avid Certified Instructor (ACI). She has credits on…

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What you will need

All course materials and equipment are provided, including a copy of the Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) textbook.

This is a 100% computer-based course and you’ll be taught on a Mac, so you’ll need to be comfortable in that environment.

Avid Mc101 Intensive Offerings


21 Jun 2024 to 29 Jun 2024

2 x Sat & Sun, 9:30am-5pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price including the early bird discount, as it is currently more than 14 days from commencement of the course.

Building 130, The Entertainment QuarterMoore Park NSW 2021

For more information please email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877 or to register for future offerings click here


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Important Information

This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS’ sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

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