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  • Pro-Tools 101: 90 mins x 12 lessons
  • Pro-Tools 110: 90 mins x 24 lessons
  • Sibelius 101: 60 mins x 12 lessons
  • Sibelius 110: 60 mins x 12 lessons

Mode of Delivery

  • Blended Learning; or
  • E-Learning

Once a week

Teacher: Student Ratio
Instrumental training | 1:1
Group/Ensemble/Band | 1:25
Classroom | 1:25

Award/Title of Award
AVID Certified User (ACU). Upon passing the AVID qualification, students shall have their name published on AVID official website including using the ACU designatory after their name. 

Entry Requirements
  • Possesses relevant working experience with at least 2-years of working with the AVID applications
  • Student with no prior experience but has completed higher education qualification and passed music production-related subject can be considered
Audition & Interview
  • An interview and review of existing and past music production projects using AVID applications i.e., Pro-Tools or Sibelius
  • Submission of curriculum vitae showing past working experience, including relevant qualification

Course Structure

AVID Pro Tools and Sibelius training course is a comprehensive program designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient users of two of the most widely used software applications in the music industry. This training program is ideal for music professionals who want to develop their skills and knowledge of these software applications for professional development.

Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation used for recording, editing, and mixing music and sound for films, TV, and video games. Sibelius is a music notation software used for composing and arranging music scores. The training program covers a wide range of topics related to the use of these software applications, including advanced editing techniques, mixing, mastering, and music notation.

Participants will receive hands-on training and instruction from certified instructors who are experts in the use of Pro Tools and Sibelius. They will learn how to use these applications effectively, efficiently, and creatively, and gain a deeper understanding of the tools and techniques used in the music industry.

Upon completion of the training program, participants will be eligible to take the AVID Certified User exam. The AVID Certified User certification is recognized worldwide and is an industry-standard credential that demonstrates proficiency in the use of Pro Tools and Sibelius.

By attaining the title of AVID Certified User, participants will be able to showcase their skills and knowledge of Pro Tools and Sibelius to potential employers, clients, and colleagues. This certification can enhance their professional credibility and career prospects, as it is a widely recognized and respected industry credential.

Overall, the AVID Pro Tools and Sibelius training course is an excellent opportunity for music professionals who want to develop their skills and knowledge of these software applications for professional development. With hands-on training, instruction from certified experts, and the opportunity to attain the AVID Certified User credential, this program is an investment in the future of one’s music career.

  • Create a Pro Tools session document or cloud-enabled project with appropriate parameter settings
  • Accomplish common audio production tasks
  • Employ navigation and editing skills in a multi-track Pro Tools document
  • Incorporate proper recording and mixing techniques for audio and MIDI files in the Pro Tools environment
  • Analyze and interpret session file structures
  • Recognize and navigate the user interface and tool set
  • Manage large track counts and multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • Create appropriate Pro Tools software and hardware settings
  • Select appropriate settings in the Playback Engine dialog
  • Set up and modify input/output (I/O) settings
  • Assess and integrate virtual instruments and specialized plugins for specific music and
  • Utilize advanced recording techniques to capture multiple record takes in succession
  • Analyze Elastic Audio processors and methods to select appropriate options
  • Utilize Elastic Audio techniques MIDI Real-Time Properties to achieve desired tempo and/or rhythmic effects and outcomes
  • Apply clip-based editing techniques to audio and MIDI tracks
  • Incorporate automated mixing techniques into a Pro Tools workflow for selective during a session post-production tasks automation
  • Navigate and Understand the Sibelius Interface
  • Make Appropriate Selections for Various Tasks
  • Create a New Score and Input Basic Score Objects
  • Input Notes Using a Variety of Methods
  • Edit Pitches and Rhythms
  • Work with CommonText Styles
  • Format and Print Your Score
  • Input Notes Using Every Possible Method
  • Work with Multiple Voices
  • Transpose Notes and Key Signatures Using theTranspose Feature
  • Work with Repeat Text and Symbols
  • Create Chord Symbols
  • Input Lyrics
  • Change Notehead Types
  • Create a Lead Sheet
  • Hide and Show Objects
  • Use the Reduce and Explode feature
  • Create and Edit Instrument Changes
  • Notate and Map Sound for Drums
  • Import MIDI Files
  • Use the Worksheet Creator to Locate Worksheets and Standard Repertoire
  • Use Transformation Options to Quickly Rearrange Music
  • Work with the Ideas Panel
  • Layout and Format a Score More Effectively
  • Export and Share Scores with Others
Global Experience (GEX) workshops conducted by industry professionals & artist as the workshop assessments as part of the REAL practical component of the student learning experience.

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People Management & Negotiation Skills
Strategic Career Planning
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Stage Performance
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Advanced Performance Studies
Dance & Choreography
Stage & Live Audio
Performance Ethics


100% Online Assessment via AVID Examination Portal

50 Objective-based examination

Achieve 40 out of 50 to pass and be certified as ACU



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