The VFS-3iS Paris Degree Pathway


Vancouver Film School (VFS) and 3iS International Institute for Image and Sound (3iS) have partnered to deliver exciting pathways where VFS graduates can enter 3iS' Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography or a Master of Fine Arts in Recording and Music Production in just one or two years.

About The Program

What is the VFS-3iS Paris Degree Pathway?

VFS graduates can complete a post-graduate education in Paris, France, one of the world’s cultural capitals of art, media, literature, fashion, gastronomy and music.

Graduates from any of VFS’s one-year programs are eligible for a 15% discount and fast-track application to 3iS’ MFA in Cinematography or MFA in Recording and Music Production in just one or two years. Students are not required to have a bachelor’s degree as long as they are over the age of 18. All student applications will be considered in line with 3iS’ admissions policy and process.

VFS graduates of the Film Production and Sound Design for Visual Media programs automatically qualify for the 1 year MFA accelerated program.

About 3iS Paris

3iS is home to the largest audiovisual campus in Europe which 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.

3iS trains students to work with passion, whether it’s in a creative or technical role. Their mission is to open the doors for our students to access the professional future they dream of. With over thirty years of teaching excellence under their belts, 3iS harnesses their expertise to design custom-tailored courses that empower each and every student to unlock their creative potential.


Disclaimer: Admission to VFS does not guarantee access to 3iS programs. Applicants must meet 3iS requirements. Seat capacity is limited.

Total time to complete your 3iS International Institute for Image and Sound MFA degree

Plan your Pathway


3iS will assess your application based on your application form, academic essay, and interview together with a recommendation letter from the Vancouver Film School team. The following conditions apply:

a) Students must be 18 years of age or over, at the time of course commencement.

b) Students must have completed, or intend to complete, the full term of a diploma at Vancouver Film School

c) VFS must provide a letter of recommendation of the student’s ability to undertake postgraduate study with 3iS.

d) Applicants will be considered in line with 3iS admission policy and process. Application form, academic essay, and interview will be supplemented by the letter of recommendation and 3iS knowledge of Vancouver Film School’s curriculum, pedagogy, and staff.

e) Students who apply will be subject to French visa requirements.

f) Be only applicable to the provisions of 3iS International Institute for Image and Sound international programs at the Paris campus.

* Students should have a VFS advanced diploma which will be considered the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree.

The start dates are typically every September. Please check the 3is program page for specified dates and full details.

The programs are located on our Paris campus.

Send a completed application form, along with supporting documents and participate in an admissions interview. Contact details are at the bottom of the FAQ section.

Yes, if you have an advanced diploma from VFS in any program.

13,005€ for VFS students which is a discounted rate exclusive to VFS students, and 15% off the regular tuition rate of 15,300€.

The applications fees are 60€. All application fees are waived for VFS students.

The MFA programs are normally 2 years. However, the duration can be reduced to one year if the student already has relevant experience. Students graduating out of the VFS Film Production and Sound Design for Visual Media programs automatically qualify for the 1-year accelerated MFA streams.

Yes, all VFS alumni are eligible for the Pathway.

You can obtain an acceptance letter after applying for the program and having an admissions interview. It is possible to receive conditional acceptance depending on the circumstances.

The average class size is approximately 15 students.

Yes if you are able to balance it with your course schedule, international students can legally work up until approximately 20 hours per week while studying in France.

Unfortunately no, but we do have a dedicated Business Relations Department which helps students to obtain employment. In order to stay in France, you would have to obtain a job from a company willing to sponsor your work visa in France.

Right next to the school there’s a student residence with 200 new, fully equipped studios.

Just a 10-minute walk from the shops, the residence boasts numerous facilities including a gym, concierge service, laundry and cleaning service, launderette, private parking lot, secure access, Wi-Fi, multimedia rooms, co-working spaces and relaxation lounges, screening spaces, and more. Studios range from 14 to 25 m2 and rent for between €521.95 and €794.20 monthly (including utilities, before any APL housing allowance).

The surrounding area of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines also offers a wide range of accommodation options, such as student residences, small flats, and apartment shares.


Begin Your Journey

The VFS Admissions team can assist you in selecting the program that best suits your goals, and to help you submit an application that reflects your abilities, giving you the best chance of being accepted.

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