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3iS International Institute of Image & Sound

3iS was founded in 1988 by film professionals to prepare students for careers in filmmaking and sound. Over the years we have expanded our expertise, opened new campuses, and seen our international partnerships blossom. The school hosts around 2,500 students annually across four campuses in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Nantes, with a total of 25,000 m2 of facilities.

For the past 34 years, we’ve been creating tailor-made training programs, and providing our students with the opportunities and the tools to excel and forge a lasting career. We’ve developed our unique know-how by working closely with professionals and offering a hands-on learning experience.


Bachelor's degree
Journalism & Communication
Media Delivery method Length Location
BA Film & TV On campus 3 years Paris
Master's degree
Sound Engineering
MFA Recording & Music Production On campus 2 years Paris
Performing Arts
MFA Cinematography On campus 2 years Paris

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Why study at 3iS International Institute of Image & Sound

  • The largest audiovisual campus in Europe
  • Officially and industry-recognized training programs
  • A balance of art and technical skills
  • Hands-on experience and learning by project teaching method
  • Learn from skilled professionals
  • A powerful network

3iS International Institute of Image & Sound is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Student services & facilities

  • The 3iS Paris campus offers students an exceptional environment to train for the filmmaking and sound production professions, with over 16,000 m2 of facilities on the very doorstep of Paris. Conveniently located just 25 minutes from Paris and 10 minutes from Versailles, the campus is well served by public transport.
  • Our audiovisual resources are unique in Europe, including shooting sets, a 300-m2 theatre arts stage, a motion capture studio, a 300-seat screening room, and a movie set.
  • The 3iS Paris campus is located in Yvelines, where—in addition to the student residence—it boasts three buildings entirely dedicated to the creative arts. In 2021 a brand new facility is set to open, focused on digital animation, video games and special effects.
  • In addition, 3iS has two large cafeterias with 200 and 250 seats with WiFi. They include microwaves and vending machines for sandwiches and snacks, but no food service. You can go to «Midi au jardin», a restaurant close to 3iS;or in the centre of La Clef de Saint-Pierre (less than 10 minutes walking) where you will find many shops: brasseries, grocery stores, sandwich shops, restaurants ... Several restaurants offer student menus for € 5. Food trucks are parked every lunchtime in front of the main building, offering different menus each day.


  • Paris

  • Bordeaux

  • Nantes

  • Lyon

International programs are held in Paris campus.

Student lifestyle

There’s lots going on throughout the year on campus, including concerts, 3iS Fest, CinéClub and photo club happenings. The Student Office (BDE, Bureau des étudiants) plays a central role in organizing the school’s calendar highlights like the induction weekend, theme nights, and buddying for new students. It also coordinates the various clubs set up each year by students who want to share their passion for music, dance, sports or cinema.


The 3iS student residence, with 200 fully equipped studios, is located right next to the historic school building and at a 15-minute walking distance from the center. The residence has many facilities, include a fitness room, lounge areas, a multimedia room, co-working spaces, a laundromat and a parking lot. Each 14 to 25m² studio is available for rental at a monthly cost of € 543.40 to € 764.50, charges and services included.


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If you like english, cinema, camera work, sound work, analysis and small classes, This is the perfect place to go!


3iS International Institute of Image & Sound

4 rue Blaise Pascal
78990 Élancourt

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