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SATIS in figures :

  • 140 students
  • 12 administrative staff
  • 10 teachers (including 1 PAST and 1 ATER at 50%)

The SATIS Department is located in Aubagne, the site already includes 1600 m2 and a new building of 600 m2 is currently under construction.

This new building gathers all the tools of post-production (image, sound, music), it will be delivered next July.

It contains 11 film editing booths, 11 sound/music editing booths, a sound stage, a music mixing room, two 7.1 mixing auditoriums (pre-equipped with Dolby Atmos), nodes...


PRISM (Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music) is an interdisciplinary laboratory, under the supervision of the CNRS, Aix-Marseille University and the Ministry of Culture, which brings together researchers, teacher-researchers, and researcher-creators specializing in the fields of image, sound and music. PRISM promotes interdisciplinarity around the issues of perception, representations and their uses. The combination of fundamental sciences, human sciences and artistic creations (music, cinema, sound and visual arts) that is at the heart of PRISM's scientific project allows us to address these issues by integrating various disciplines from the fields of physics and signal processing, art and aesthetic sciences, medicine and neuroscience. Image, sound and music are studied as manipulable and measurable research objects, but also as artistic practices capable of transforming reality and its discourses. The scientific challenge of PRISM is to reveal how the audible, the visible and their interactions generate new forms of sensitive and/or formal representations of the contemporary world.

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  • Editorial

    The SATIS Department (Sciences Arts and Techniques of Image and Sound) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Aix-Marseille is taking a new step. After more than 30 years of establishment in Aubagne, a new building, new equipment and a rehabilitated site give the training a new impulse and make it climb a new step.

    It was in 1989 that the first Master's degree in Image and Sound Sciences and Techniques was awarded. Today, we train at a Bachelor's level (Science and Technology degree) and Master's level (Master of Cinema and Audiovisual).

    Since its inception, the training has evolved, grown, structured to reach maturity in recent years. Today, an important and experienced team of more than 20 people (excluding professional contributors) is in place, an ambitious project is developed, important means are allocated to the training and high level equipment is implemented.

    Some essential principles and choices are affirmed and constitute the foundations of the SATIS pedagogical philosophy:

    • The pedagogical approach articulates at the same time theoretical teachings (in human sciences, in artistic disciplines and in fundamental sciences) and professional practices within concrete applications and realization projects.
    • Students from different disciplinary backgrounds are admitted
    • An innovative system of individual support helps students find employment by combining the knowledge they have acquired, the work they do on their dissertation, and their internships in companies.

    Today, our university department continues to structure itself and is equipped with an alumni association to formalize a real network for the more than 1500 students who have followed this training.

    SATIS is today asserting itself with a school spirit, in direct contact with reality, fundamentally interested in the question of jobs and their evolution. But this focus is also accompanied by the need to provide students, future professionals, with a real ability to communicate with their environment, an open-mindedness and a quality requirement supported by solid cultural references.

    SATIS, as a university training of master level (and even doctorate for a very limited number of students), brings to the students acquired knowledge, a know-how, but also a knowledge to be which must accompany them in a world in permanent change.

  • Pedagogical team

    The teaching team is composed of academics and professionals.

    First name Last name Status Subjects taught
    Rémi ADJIMAN Senior Lecturer Sound
    Thierry AGUILA Associate Professor Direction, Script, Stage direction
    Rosine BENARD Lecturer Editing
    Natacha CYRULNIK Senior lecturer Documentary production
    Frédérique DEVAUX-AMARGER Senior Lecturer History of cinema, History of experimental cinema, Editing
    Javier ELIPE GIMENO Senior lecturer Musical composition in the image
    Alexandre ESCARGUEL Senior Lecturer UFR Sciences Wave physics
    Simon FARGEOT Doctoral student - in charge of teaching Signal, computer science
    David GOLDIE Certified English
    Stéphanie GOLDIE Certified English
    Antoine GONOT Senior Lecturer Signal, Digital image and sound, Anatomopsychology
    Jean-Marc LAYET University Professor UFR Sciences Wave physics
    Olivier MORIZOT Lecturer UFR Sciences Physics
    Isabelle RENUCCI Certified Professional insertion
    Isabelle SINGER Lecturer Film analysis, History of cinema, Cinematography
  • Administrative team

    First name Last name Position Telephone
    Brigitte MAURICE Manager
    Elise PERRET Assistant of direction
    Martine RIVIERI Continuing education (DAEU)
    Marta TALACHA SPICUGLIA Documentalist/SatisAlumni
    Florence TILDACH School/Communication
  • Technical team

    First name Last name Position Telephone
    Frédéric BELIN Sound coordinator
    Jean-Pierre BLAS Stage technician
    Cédric BOTTERO Video Technician
    Frédéric CELLY Image Coordinator
    Marianne CHARBONNIER Production Coordinator
    Richard FAGES Logistics Manager
    Frédéric MASSON Music coordinator
  • Professional speakers

    First name Last name Position
    Frédéric BIELLE Sound engineer
    Rémi DUMAS Editor
    Enguerrand DUMONT Camera operator
    Victor EDE Producer
    Cyrielle FAURE Editor
    Florent FOURNIER Post-Prod sound
    Julien GROSSI Casting director
    Gaëlle GUILLERMIN Editor
    Elory HUMEZ Head of sound
    Romain HUONNIC Sound engineer
    Sabine JOUVE Lawyer
    Teddy LAROUTIS Assistant director
    Antonio MAGLIANO Producer
    Véronique POLTZ Music teacher
    Lionel PONS Music teacher
    Aurélie TESSIER Production assistant
    Jean-Christophe VICTOR Writer-director
  • Equipment

  • Partners

  • Improvement Council

    SATIS has set itself the objective of creating a Development Council for each degree.

    The council of improvement is a body of dialogue in charge, among other things, of

    • to enlighten the pedagogical team on the current and prospective situation of employment in the field covered by the diploma(s) or those to which it prepares,
    • to facilitate communication between the person(s) in charge of the diploma and the economic or associative fabric concerned by the graduates, in particular through specific supports,
    • to help set up a skills approach and to participate in the constitution of the diploma's training repository.

    It contributes to the process of continuous improvement of the training.

    The development council is made up of the person(s) in charge of the degree(s), representatives of the teaching staff, student representatives and members from outside the university concerned by the field covered by the degree.


    • Renaud Barbier : Musician
    • Fédéric Bielle : Sound engineer
    • Alexandre Cornu : Producer
    • Jacques Hubinet : Producer
    • Bernard Sasia : Chief editor
    • Jean-Louis Vialard : Chief operator


  • Apprenticeship tax

    And if you choose the SATIS department of the UFR Sciences

    The training courses offered by SATIS are eligible for the apprenticeship tax.

    Professional integration is today, along with training, one of the fundamental missions of the University. Our ambition is to increase the competences of our students who are future professionals of the business world.

    The apprenticeship tax is a significant means to ensure this development.

    Invest in your future skills!

    Responsable administrative

    This year, the apprenticeship tax can be paid either :

    • by bank transfer: Specify in the subject of the transfer: UAI code: 0133768A


    IBAN : FR76 1007 1130 0000 0010 2006 780

    • by check: to the order of the Accounting Officer of the University

    Specify on the back of the check or in your mail : UAI code : 0133768A

    In order for the funds to reach us, it is imperative to specify the UAI code : 0133768A,

    You will find enclosed a payment slip that you must return to us by e-mail, it will allow us to issue the receipts in full discharge of your payment.

  • Internships

    As part of their curriculum, students are required to complete internships.

    All internships are subject to a mandatory agreement between the student, our training institution and yourself.

    Periods of internship:

    • L3: June-July-August
    • M1: January-February-July-August
    • M2: April-May-June-July-August-September

    All students can be hired during vacation periods (Christmas, Winter and Spring).

    If you are looking for an intern, please send your offer to Isabelle RENUCCI :

  • Student briefs

  • Student Achievements

    During the three years of study, students are encouraged to experiment with several types of audiovisual productions

    Sound fictions

    License 3 - Semester 1 - 15 sound dramas per year

    Production in triads of a sound fiction between 3 and 5 minutes. First experiences in script writing, directing, sound recording and sound editing. Free subject.

    Listen to the sound dramas

    FIFA WebTV

    License 3 - Semester 2 - 6 episodes per year

    Production of the WebTV of the Aubagne International Film Festival. Fiction, interview, report, zapping....

    See the episodes

    Photographic stories

    License 3 - Semester 2 - 47 photo stories per year

    Personal production, the photo story is a short story of 3 min made of photographs and sounds. Free subject.

    See photo stories

    Film fictions

    Master 1 - Semester 1 - 5 films per year

    Filmed in Super 16 over a period of one day in a maximum of 8 shots (240 m of film) from scripts adapted during a writing workshop. The sound is recorded on an analog medium.

    See the films

    Experimental Cinema

    Master 1 - Semester 2 - 24 films per year

    Production, in pairs, of an experimental film lasting no more than 3 minutes. Choice of medium and subject.

    See the films

    Scientific documentaries

    Master 1 - Semester 2 - 5 films per year

    Scientific documentaries made with a research laboratory of Aix-Marseille University. 13 minutes on imposed subjects.

    See the films

    Final year films

    Master 2 - Semester 1 - 3 films per year

    Fiction or documentary films. Free subject. Duration of about 20 minutes.

    See the films

    Ciné Concert

    Master - 1 film-concert per year

    Diffusion of the last year's films in the form of a ciné-concert and the Regards Croisés workshop (meeting of international film music schools) realized within the framework of the Aubagne International Film Festival.

    At the Comedia (Aubagne) and the Théâtre national de La Criée (Marseille).

    In partnership with the Conservatory of Aubagne and CNRR Pierre Barbizet (Marseille)

    See the film-concerts


Directeur du Département SATIS
Responsable administrative
Secrétaire pédagogique

SATIS Department

Faculty of Sciences

University of Aix-Marseille

9, bd Lakanal 13400 AUBAGNE

Open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm