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3iS International Institute of Image & Sound

3iS International Institute of Image & Sound

3iS International Institute of Image & Sound


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 five campuses in Paris West, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes and Avignon, with a total of 30,000 m2 of facilities.

For the past 35 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.

We are proud to have 50 different nationalities presented at our School!


Passion, creativity and excellence: these are the values that inform everyday life for all 3iS employees. Passion is what unites us to our students: love of our work and the agility that it requires due to the constant shifting of our industries. Supporting our students to a high level of technical expertise enables them not only to express their creativity but also to gain the required degree of excellence, in terms of know-how and interpersonal skills.

Located only 25 minutes from the capital, the 3iS Paris West Campus is renowned for what it has to offer, culturally and artistically, and provides our students with a breathtaking playing field enabling them to experience an adventure that is both exciting and enriching.”


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Campus Features


With 18,000 m² of facilities just at the edge of Paris, our audiovisual resources are unique in Europe:

  • 1 x 300-seat screening room

  • 1 x 300 m² theater arts stage

  • 1 x 140 m² film set (Haussmann-style apartment with movable walls)

  • 4 x 100 m² film sets

  • 1 x 110 m² TV studio with green screen

  • 2 dedicated HD video control rooms

  • 2 screening rooms with a 5.1 audio system

  • 2 digital projection booths

  • 70 individual editing and color correction booths

  • 1 radio studio

  • 2 recording studios

  • 4 sound mixing and mastering systems

  • 16 sound editing systems

  • 10 computer rooms with 20 to 30 workstations

  • 4 drawing and modeling workshops

  • 1 Fab Lab (with 3D printer & laser-cutter)

  • 2 store rooms

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There’s lots going on throughout the year on campus. The Student Association (BDE, Bureau des étudiants) plays an important role in organizing the school’s calendar highlights like the orientation weekend, themed parties, concerts, 3iS Fest and buddying for new students. They also coordinate the different clubs created by students who want to share their passion for music, dance, sports or cinema.


    Key Figures

    • Over 35 years of specialist teaching experience
    • Over 30,000 m² of audiovisual arts facilities
    • 2,500 students including more than 50 nationalities
    • 90% of graduates gain employment in the first year post-graduation


      We invite all students interested in applying to contact us directly on: [email protected]

      To be eligible, students must meet the following admission requirements:

      1. For Bachelor’s programs: High School diploma or equivalent.
        For Master’s programs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

      2. Demonstrate proficiency in English (minimum B2 level) to be able to follow the program.

        IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL: 72 Linguaskill (Bulats): 60
        TOEIC: 785 Duolingo: 95 Cambridge English Qualifications: 160

      Students can also prove proficiency by submitting a certificate from their previous institution stating that their previous degree was taught entirely in English.

      Before applying, please make sure you have the relevant required supporting documents, preferably in pdf format, ready to upload:

      1. Copy of your passport 
      2. Identity photo 
      3. Transcripts and/or last degree 
      4. English certificate 
      5. Resume 
      6. Cover letter / Personal statement 
      7. Creative portfolio (optional for Bachelor’s applicants)

      8. Recommendation letter (optional)

      Campus Life & Facilities


      • Paris

        3iS Paris 4 rue Blaise Pascal 78990 Élancourt +33 1 85 53 30 43, , Paris

        • Bordeaux

          Bordeaux, France