Students of French nationality hail from every region in the country (two-thirds of students admitted took their baccalauréat outside of Paris). 15% of students come from outside France.
The average age of students is 23 at the time of joining the school. There is an even distribution of men and women, as shown by the competitive entrance exam results.
Three-quarters of students have a ’Bac+3’ qualification (three years of higher education) on joining the school. Two-thirds come from universities and of those students, half studied performance arts specialising in film studies. Around 10% of students studied towards an audiovisual BTS (two-year technical degree).