The training at IMAC lasts three years, each one divided in two semesters.
The courses form groups named 'Units of Teaching' (Unités d’Enseignement, UEs).
These UEs represent the three important fields of the training :
- mathematics and computer science
- multimedia and audiovisual
- business and project management
During the training students have to do two mandatory internships, in a professionalizing goal. The first one at the end of the second year (minimum 2 months intership), the second at the end of the third year (minimum 4 months internship).
Beyond training engineers, the IMAC diploma aims to offer its students skills both in computer science and arts. Making the parallel between these two fields give students a great flexibility.
Projects within courses
There are projects with different levels giving students the possibility to develop important projects in groups of two or more for the most important ones.
Project contents are diverse and give students the opportunity to express their specialities. Most of scientific and artistic subjects offer and assess students' projects. They last several weeks and some of them mix two subjects or more (animation and virtual reality, project management and graphic design). The assessment of projects is an important part of the students' evaluations, as it can add up from 25% to 100% of their course's grade, depending on the subject.> Watch the students' projects
Watch the students' tutored projects
Tutored projects offer students a first experience in the management of a long-term project. In fact, the tutored projects are made by the second year students, from October to May. These projects require working organization from the students who learn to handle the difficulties encountered in a group. These projects sometimes give birth to partnerships in order to make specific projects in relation with the training.
> Watch the students' tutored projects
According to the training program, the teaching staff is made up of scientists with an artistic spirit (computer scientists in image and sound, acousticians and signal treatment specialists, cognitivists and experimentalists) and art science researchers, highly attentive to current technical questions and applied sciences (cinema and audiovisual, music and computer science, digital arts and multimedia, dynamic relations to archives).
These skills are strengthened by the contribution of professionals from the active creation world and companies in which graduated students can be hired (directors, scriptwriters, post-production, graphic or sound designers, producers).