[tab title=’Presentation’]

Exclusively designed for international students, the higher education diploma for technical music professions is a collaboration of University of Maine and the European technological institute for musical professions. It runs on a full-time basis from September to May, including technical training, professional culture classes, practical work experience with a company and career guidance and support.

The sound engineering course can be followed during 1 year or 2 years depending on the candidate’s profile.

After a French language preparation course (if necessary), the international student follows the same theoretical and practical courses than the rest of the students of the chosen speciality.



[tab title=’Training content’]

French language preparation course (non-French-speaking students)

The French language preparation course is given by University of Maine. This course aims to enable the students to follow the technical courses in French. A certificate will be given to every participant at the end of the course.


Communication an professional relations

English • Communication • Collaboration with different professionals (Video and Light specialists)


Materials technology

Electroacoustic • Maths • Technics and use of sound engineering materials • welding • technological surveillance


Sound engineering preparation

Acoustic • Professional rules • Case study


Sound engineering application

Assembly and tuning of broadcasting systems • Acoustic measurement


Materials technology

Mixing • Recording • Musical instrument acoustics • Musical culture


Training period in the company and career project

A practical work experience of 4 weeks in a company for the 1-year course, two work placements (4 and 6 weeks) for the 2-year course • Guidance and support to develop the career project in the home country


[tab title=’Admission’]

Admission criteria:

Applicants for the international training courses for technical careers in music must fulfil several criteria:



  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not be a French national (except dual nationality) and not live permanently in France
  • Hold at least a Baccalaureate or equivalent foreign diploma
  • Have a minimum A2 level of French (pass the Test de Connaissance du Français or hold a DELF/DILF certificate
  • Have a realistic career project in the home country


Detailed information regarding the application process is available here.

Selection process:

Selection is based on the application pack and especially the student’s career project. The application pack is available here. It should include:


  • Filled in application form (in French if possible, if not in English).
  • A presentation of your career project and administrative & financial steps already undertaken to carry it out. The candidate may present any document justifying the progress and feasibility of the project (in French or in English).
  • Recommendation letters of local institutions that support your career project
  • A detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter
  • A translated copy of your school diplomas (English or French) justifying at least an equivalent level of Baccalaureate
  • A certificate of your French level (DELF/DILF or TCF)
  • A proof of your nationality (certified document)
  • A recent photography


Time frame


  • French language preparation course : the length of the preparation course depends on the student’s French level before coming to France. It takes place before the vocational training at Itemm
  • Professional training lasts 9 months (September to May) including practical work experience in companies


Details regarding fees are available here. Our agenda enables to keep updated regarding deadlines.