3is-International Institute for Image and Sound

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 professionals.

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Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



3iS was set up 30 years ago by film professionals and graduates of top French audiovisual schools Fémis (formerly IDHEC) and ENS Louis-Lumière to prepare students for careers in filmmaking and sound.


3iS was set up 30 years ago by film professionals and graduates of top French audiovisual schools Fémis (formerly IDHEC) and ENS Louis-Lumière to prepare students for careers in filmmaking and sound.

At 3iS we see ourselves not so much as training students, more as honing the talents of future generations of creatives. With over thirty years of teaching excellence under our belts, we harness our expertise to design custom-tailored courses that empower each of our learners to unlock their creative potential.

3iS trains people to succeed in the creative industries. We don’t just teach them the skills they’ll need in this fast-moving sector—we give them the tools to forge a lasting career. 


Through video shoots, official interviews, stage lighting and sound engineering, creating audiovisual and digital content, media communications and more, students gain real-life experience in the fast-paced creative skills economy. They are involved in celebrity events, like the César Awards, and work alongside respected figures in their disciplines, giving them a chance to develop their professional network.


87% of our graduates find professional opportunities in the 1st year after graduation. The Business Relations Department makes professional integration its primary mission. That's

why every student benefits from our network of over 1,800 partner companies. Students also participate in internships throughout their time studying at 3is, building their networks before obtaining their diplomas.

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Student services

The International Department of 3iS will help you to settle in and all our teams are here to welcome you at the start of the next school year.

Housing services

At 3iS Paris, students can benefit from a Residence Hall offering 200 studios, full-equipped.

Studio Facilities (16 to 25 m2)

  • 1-person bed
  • Desk, chair
  • Closet
  • Kitchenette with fridge and hotplates
  • Shower room with WC
  • Residence Facilities
  • Gym
  • Laundry Room
  • Multimedia Room
  • Co-working Space
  • Projection area
  • Relaxation rooms
  • Private car park
  • WiFi

The residence is 10 minutes walking distance to banks and shops, 15 minutes by car or by bus from Versailles and 30 minutes from Paris. It is served by several bus lines as well by the RER and Transilien (Montigny-le-Bretonneux/St-Quentin-en-Yvelines).

Library services

No however we do have the following:

  • 3 buildings with over 16,000 m2 of equipped training space
  • 1 x 300-seat screening room
  • 2 filmmaking and audiovisual sets
  • 1 x 110-m2 TV studio with green screen
  • with 2 dedicated HD video control rooms
  • 4 x 100-m2 film sets
  • 1 x 300-m2 theater arts stage
  • 1 x 120-m2 motion capture studio with 32 cameras
  • 1 radio studio
  • 1 x 140-m2 film set

ICT services

There is wi-fi access all over the campus.

Medical services


Student Life

Campus life

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.

Our audiovisual resources are unique in Europe, including shooting sets, a 300-m2 theater 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.

Sports facilities

There is a gym at the student residence.

Student clubs

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.


3iS is a member of CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools.

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