Our MFA in Recording & Music Production is aimed at international students who are fluent in English and hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or sound techniques, or in another field but with a keen interest in artistic careers.
It trains students to a high level of competence in sound techniques and music or sound projects management: following this training, our graduates have the skills to design, promote and deliver an album, radiophonic, studio, and festival projects and to manage a team of sound technicians.
From their first year, students take part in team projects while also following modules in technical education and artistic culture.
During their second year, they work as project managers, managing a personal project and directing a team made up of students from all other sectors. They produce a full artistic and technical file.
Students have the benefit of personalized, one-to-one instruction from a tutor working in the same field as they intend to work: sound engineer, sound designer, or composer. Individual monitoring of a personal project each year enables them to develop their professional project which forms the core element of their training. Tutors also monitor students’ overall progress.
In order to facilitate and consolidate learning, the MFA Recording & Music Production class has a restricted intake of 25 students.
Acoustics and psychoacoustics
Culture and musical analysis
Commissioning a studio
Adding a soundtrack
Stereo and multichannel mixing
Production file (budget, technical datasheets, planning)
Artistic project design, promotion
Language discovery and French cultural awareness
This training forms part of the DNA of 3iS, namely learning by the project. During their 2 years of training, Master of Fine Arts students has the opportunity of working with the support of other English-speaking 3iS programs, as well as recognized professionals. They will thus complete the following projects:
EP of a music group, track by track: sound recording, editing, mixing, and mastering
Adding a soundtrack, mixing and recording a music group life
Producing a title using computer-assisted music or to specifications with a view to distribution on a music catalog for post-production
Live show soundtrack and adding a soundtrack managed by Ableton Live
Artistic direction and composer support: computer-assisted music orchestration, traditional sound recording, editing, and mixing
Short film music: multichannel mixing
In collaboration with MFA Cinematography students, sound production for a short film: sound recording with a boom, editing, and mixing of voices and backgrounds