3iS Group presentation | Passion, creativity and excellence



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.

The school hosts 2,200 students annually across four campuses in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Nantes, providing over 20,000 m2 of infrastructure entirely dedicated to the creative industries.

Key figures

Over 30 years

of specialist teaching experience

Over 20,000 m²

of audiovisual arts facilities

2,200 students

including 100 from outside France


of graduates gain employment each year

About Us

We’re driven by passion

3iS trains people to work with passion, whether it’s in a creative or technical role. Because passion is vital in our industry. Passion enables us to go beyond our limits, fueling our desire to push the envelope, and we consider it a fundamental prerequisite for any creative who expects to forge a sustainable future for themselves.

Creativity is in our DNA

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. Over the years we’ve expanded our expertise, opened new campuses, and seen our international partnerships blossom. The creativity that has always coursed through our veins continues to pulse in the artistic and technical disciplines we teach. More than an identity, creativity is a state of mind.

We prioritize excellence

Our mission at 3iS is to open the doors for our students to access the professional future they dream of. To fulfil this promise, we provide the opportunities and the keys for them to excel. For a start we make sure students are familiarized with all the very latest tech, and we also pride ourselves on designing agile, custom-tailored programs that give them the skills they’ll need to shine in the jobs market. We’ve developed our unique know-how by working closely with practicing professionals and having them involved in building our teaching curriculum.

Group 3

Why Choose 3iS?

Training programs of excellence

Hands-on learning and a powerful network

Officially and industry-recognized training programs

Opportunities to study abroad

Environmentally and socially responsible campuses

Our Universes

Filmmaking & Audiovisual

Our Partners

3iS has strong relationships with more than 3,500 businesses of all sizes, which it has been nurturing for several years.

Our school teams up with these partners to offer a host of learning opportunities every year as an intrinsic part of our programs. Students gain hands-on experience in real-world situations, working on high-profile events and collaborating with leading names within their chosen fields.


The leading audiovisual campus in Europe, the 3iS Paris school trains in image and sound professions: cinema, audiovisual, technical and stage management, 2D and 3D animation cinema, video games, multimedia graphic design, etc.


3iS Paris
4 rue Blaise Pascal
78990 Élancourt
01 30 69 64 48


3iS Bordeaux
rue des Terres Neuves
33130 Bègles
05 56 51 90 30