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BA Film & TV

Delivered entirely in English, the Film & TV Diploma program at 3iS is intended for international and French students with a good command of the English language. This three-year course focuses on directing, production, filming and editing, and leads to a state-approved diploma.

Admission requirements

A high school diploma is required for admission to the program.

International Applicants

EiS accepts international students who want to study in France on its Filmmaking & TV, Sound, Animation, Video Game, Motion Design, Special Effects and Performing Arts programs.

Students must meet the following admission requirements to be accepted:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in French to be able to follow the program (TCF, TEF, or DELF results): Minimum level B2 required for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years.

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Develop Technical and Artistic Skills in the Audiovisual Field

This comprehensive three-year curriculum enables Film & TV students to gain a wide range of skills:

  • Observation
  • Writing
  • Script supervision
  • Staging, preparing a shooting script
  • Location scouting and set design
  • Directing
  • Shooting techniques (camera, lighting, equipment) and sound recording (recording, sound design, mixing)
  • Post-production techniques (editing, color grading)

The aim during the first year is to gain a broad knowledge of filmmaking and audiovisual techniques. It is also an opportunity to cultivate your artistic understanding and analytical spirit, which will be central to expressing your personal creative vision.

Produce Two Main AV Productions

Film & TV Diploma students then work in teams on two main productions (portrait and drama) under professional supervision. In your second and third years, you develop your artistic and technical skills in areas such as directing, producing, filmmaking and editing. You will learn to write, direct and produce multi-camera studio programs, mainstream movies, series and dramatic short films.

With each production, students receive additional training from professionals in filmmaking techniques, editing and post-production.


  • General culture: history of cinema,
  • Documentaries, television, film analysis, etc.
  • Concept and writing: screenwriting and dramatic composition, writing reality, the director’s vision
  • Technical skills: video technology, shooting techniques, acoustics and electroacoustics, sound techniques, editing techniques
  • Transversal skills: production, assistant directorship, business English
  • Practical workshops: camerawork, sound recording, editing


  • Portrait
  • Drama

Tuition fees

  • 1st year: €10,120
  • 2nd year: €10,540
  • 3rd year: €11,340


After completing this course and passing a final review by a panel of course assessors, students earn the DESTIS Diplôme d’Enseignement Supérieur en Techniques de l’Image et du son (Diploma of Higher Studies in Image and Sound Techniques), which is a Bachelor of Arts-equivalent qualification awarded by France’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Career opportunities

  • Master control operator
  • Video operations technician
  • Studio technician
  • Post production technician
  • Assistant director
  • Screen writer
  • Movie / TV / Video / Corporate film director
  • Script supervisor
  • Head camera operator
  • Camera operator
  • Director of photography
  • Editor
  • Photojournalist

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3is - International Institute for Image and Sound

3iS is a privately-run higher education institution that readies students for careers in film and TV, audiovisual, sound, animation, video games, special effects, motion design and the performing arts. 3iS was founded as a training ground for filmmakers and sound...

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Why study at 3is - International Institute for Image and Sound

  • The largest audiovisual campus in Europe
  • Officially and Industry-Recognized Training Programs
  • Training Programs of Excellence With Hands-On Learning and a Powerful Network


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3is - International Institute for Image and Sound

4 rue Blaise Pascal
78990 Elancourt Ile-de-France

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