From the CEO

You want to achieve yourself in a stimulating work without necessarily lingering on a school bench? You've decided to pursue or return to school and are looking for an institution that will listen to you?

Our commitment is simple: first, to offer you a first-rate, practical and labor-oriented vocational training. Then, support your efforts systematically so that you can get a job that fits your training as quickly as possible.

Our formula has proved its worth. Since 1977, many students like you have realized their dreams by acquiring a recognized professional training.

Make yourself the best gift ever: invest in your training.

Carlos Richer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2004
Teacher at Marsan College since 1994

A team of passionnat professionals dedicated to your succes!

Carlos Richer

Carlos Richer

Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
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Carlos Richer

Carlos Richer

Chairman / Chief Executive Officer

 cricher@collegemarsan.qc.ca

Fascinated by images, Carlos Richer completed a bachelor’s degree in visual arts with a specialization in photography at the University of Ottawa, while working as a projectionist in a repertory cinema.

In 1992, he moved to Montreal to work as a set photographer, then began studies in computer graphics at Marsan College, to approch the digital era with Adobe Photoshop 1.5 … His diploma in hand and passionate about Photoshop, he began a career in teaching photography, computer graphics and multimedia.

In 2004, he acquired the Marsan College, which he now runs. Carlos also serves as a digital imaging and panoramic photography consultant for advertising agencies and large corporations.

He also directs Marsan Media, a video production company in the new premises of Marsan College.

Since 2012 he also gives several lectures on inspiration, creativity and how to find his photographic style…

You can see his pictures on www.justedelaphoto.com

Christian Théus

Christian Théus

Teacher Photography and Studio
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Christian Théus

Christian Théus

Teacher Photography and Studio

ctheus@collegemarsan.qc.ca

Christian Théus is a great enthusiast of everything related to art. At a very young age, he founded his own company specializing in architectural imagery.

Arriving in his mid-thirties, he decided to add another rope to his bow: photography. He then pushed his knowledge to a professional level. It was during his training at Marsan that he accidentally discovered another passion, teaching.

He has since worked to communicate and pass on his knowledge with passion. For him, it is a real pleasure to see people put their learning to use and to take a fresh look at their surroundings.

Patrice Bériault

Patrice Bériault

Teacher Photo-reporter / Event / Animal
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Patrice Bériault

Patrice Bériault

Teacher Photo-reporter / Event / Animal

pberiault@collegemarsan.qc.ca

singenu.com

A passionate photographer, Patrice is now an advertising and editorial photographer and videographer. His photographs are characterized by a frontal approach marked by sensitivity. Patrice carries with him his experience of the reportage in his portraits: that of being in action, where it happens, in the proximity.

For some years Patrice has become Singenu. Under this pseudo is a new niche to its roadmap: animal advertising photographer.

It is not traditional animal photography, but a new look, a modern approach where the animal is considered as the work in art.

Sophie Poliquin

Sophie Poliquin

Prof et apparitrice
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Sophie Poliquin

Sophie Poliquin

Prof et apparitrice

spoliquin@collegemarsan.qc.ca

La passion qu’elle a développée au fil des ans pour la photographie l’a convaincue, en 2009, de réorienter sa carrière et d’en faire maintenant son métier.

Diplômée en photographie professionnelle du collège Marsan, elle y enseigne maintenant l’éclairage de studio et le portrait. Elle est par ailleurs à l’occasion invitée à différents endroits à titre de conférencière sur des sujets variés reliés à la photographie.

Parallèlement à l’enseignement, elle poursuit activement sa carrière de photographe portraitiste et d’évènements. Elle compte parmi sa clientèle, des municipalités, des organismes institutionnels, des entreprises privées et des bureaux de professionnels.

Sylvain Lalande

Sylvain Lalande

Educational Director
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Sylvain Lalande

Sylvain Lalande

Educational Director

 slalande@collegemarsan.qc.ca

www.lalandephoto.com

Since graduating from the Marsan College in 1984, Sylvain Lalande has constantly perfected his art. Adept in portraiture and photography of objects, he learned to push the traditional boundaries of the image with Photoshop and Lightroom software.

Always on the lookout for technological developments, he has attended further training courses throughout North America. For his students, Sylvain is a veritable mine of information on advanced software and new technologies.

Sylvain continues his career as a commercial photographer or actes as consultant to professional photographers. In 2008 he assumed responsibility for business training and management of the college’s workshops.

Since 2015, he’s been educational director of the photography program at Marsan College.

Guylaine Courcelles

Guylaine Courcelles

Prof Blurb
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Guylaine Courcelles

Guylaine Courcelles

Prof Blurb

 gcourcelles@collegemarsan.qc.ca

guylaine.ca

Guylaine Courcelles est artiste, travailleure autonome et coach en multimédia.

Dans sa première vie, elle a travaillé pendant plus de 25 ans comme coordonnatrice (Festival Juste pour rire, MusiquePlus, Fondation Daniel Langlois pour l’art, la science et la technologie, etc). En parallèle, elle développe sa créativité en explorant toutes sortes d’avenues, de la danse (Grands ballets canadiens) à la reliure (Au papier japonais) en passant par les arts visuels (ateliers au Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal). Toutes ces années, elle rêve de quitter son travail de bureau pour se rapprocher de la création.

L’avènement de la photographie numérique fait le déclic décisif! En s’amusant avec son premier appareil, elle gagne le Premier Prix du Concours Objectif Plateau. Après une formation autodidacte, dont une semaine au célèbre Santa Fe Photographic Workshop et un stage en Toscane, elle ira chercher au Collège Marsan (AEC Multimédia et Production audiovisuelle), les outils qui lui permettront de pousser plus loin sa passion à façonner l’image.

Après avoir travaillé aux ateliers Lozeau, elle est maintenant formatrice multimédia au Collège Marsan.

Sa passion? Le storytelling numérique, soit l’art de faire parler les images.

Francis Bourgouin

Francis Bourgouin

Prof web/Internet
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Francis Bourgouin

Francis Bourgouin

Prof web/Internet

fbourgoin@collegemarsan.qc.ca

francisbourgouin.com

Francis a toujours été attiré par l’informatique et la photographie. Il travaille depuis longtemps comme technicien Apple, puis se lance en formation et consultation en informatique après avoir étudié en enseignement à l’UQÀM. Il s’amuse avec la photographie depuis quelques années et adore tester et découvrir des nouvelles techniques et technologies.

Mathieu Leblanc

Mathieu Leblanc

Prof vidéo DSLR
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Mathieu Leblanc

Mathieu Leblanc

Prof vidéo DSLR

www.productionarborescence.com

Passionné par l’image en mouvement, il a appris les rouages de la production vidéo en voyageant avec sa caméra. Constamment à la recherche de moments magiques et d’histoires à raconter, cette passion s’est vite transformée en métier.

Depuis plusieurs années, il allie créativité et entrepreneuriat pour réaliser des vidéos promotionnelles pour le compte de sa compagnie: Arborescence. Il y a toujours à découvrir et à partager dans ce domaine.

Michel Proulx

Michel Proulx

Ateliers et formations sur mesure
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Michel Proulx

Michel Proulx

Ateliers et formations sur mesure

 mproulx@collegemarsan.qc.ca

safariphoto.ca

As de la photographie de nature / paysage et fin pédagogue, Michel Proulx cumule 32 années d’expérience comme professeur au Collège Marsan. Il est aussi connu pour les légendaires safaris photo qu’il organise chaque année aux Îles de la Madeleine. À ses élèves, il transmet les secrets de « la vision de l’œil intérieur » et de la photographie dite contemplative.

Titulaire d’un diplôme en photographie du Cégep du Vieux Montréal, d’un bac en pédagogie des adultes et d’un certificat en administration des affaires, il amorce sa carrière de photographe dans les années 1970, en assistant quelques-uns des photographes les plus en vue de Montréal, Toronto et New York. Que ce soit en publicité, dans le secteur de la mode ou de la photographie commerciale, il profite de l’expérience de ses maitres pour se faire les dents et préparer le lancement de son propre studio à Montréal.

En 1976, il se lance à son compte. Ses photographies sont achetées par des clients prestigieux et variés dont les Jeux Olympiques de Montréal, des agences de publicité ainsi que des organismes gouvernementaux québécois, canadiens, italiens ou cubains. De 1986 à 2015, Michel occupait les fonctions de directeur pédagogique au Collège. Il se consacre depuis aux ateliers et à la formation personalisé. C’est un vrai passionné de l’enseignement de la photographie.

Robert Geoffrion

Robert Geoffrion

Teacher Adobe Photoshop
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Robert Geoffrion

Robert Geoffrion

Teacher Adobe Photoshop

 rgeoffrion@collegemarsan.qc.ca

robertgeoffrion.com

A multidisciplinary artist, Robert Geoffrion graduated from Marsan in 1984 and also holds an Masters in interactive multimedia. He has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. Robert is passionate about all forms of the arts and tries to make them meet at the junction between the real and the virtual.

For some years now, he has developed a photographic style that he has dubbed « concabstrait ». His works are close to the abstraction of some modern painters. His very original dance photos have been published in several newspapers and magazines.

He has held several exhibitions and multimedia events in Canada and abroad. He is the recipient of several awards including the Young Creators Award in Cannes and the « Forests of Enchantment » contest in Canada.

Its mission: To put technology at the service of ideas (and not vice versa). Its leitmotiv: Beauty will save the world (Dostoevsky). In addition to studio lighting courses, he teaches image processing and website editing.

Denis Gendron

Denis Gendron

Teacher Studio photography
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Denis Gendron

Denis Gendron

Teacher Studio photography

www.denisgendron.com

denisgendron.com

For several years, Denis Gendron has photographed many people and quite a few objects in his studio in Montreal. Graduated in photography (1970) of the college of Matane, his career began with serigraphy of art and printing.

After a few years as a manager in advertising agencies, he founded his own business and is still very active today. His clientele is as much in the advertising sector as in the publishing industry.

He is a strong advocate of copyright protection and involved with the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators. He has given several lectures to his peers on professional practices, management and pricing. For him, education was the logical next step in his brilliant career.

Michel Pilon

Michel Pilon

Teacher Studio
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Michel Pilon

Michel Pilon

Teacher Studio

michelpilon.com

Michel Pilon has worked with Chatelaine, Homemaker’s, Toronto Life, En Route, Canadian Business and Canadian Art magazines. His commercial work includes advertisements for international companies. He also signed the portraits of Sophia Loren, Diane Dufresne, Diane Tell, Frank Gehry, Bruny Surin, René Lévesque, Sofia Coppola, and Isabella Rossellini.

Michel Pilon is recognized nationally and internationally. Published across Canada, he has won several international awards: « Clio », Communication Art Excellence Award, Creativity NY, and Creation (France). His images were awarded and published by several prestigious magazines.

Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Creativity teacher
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Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Creativity teacher

jmartin@collegemarsan.qc.ca

Jean Martin is a professional and commercial photographer since 1996, his passion leads him to teaching and a constant search for the free expression of his art. Actor involved in the regional cultural landscape, he initiated and piloted numerous exhibitions projects as well as several educational projects. He is also co-founder of the independent label: Les disques INCONNU. He lives in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and works in Montreal at the international photography school Marsan.

Sébastien Raymond

Sébastien Raymond

Teacher Creativity
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Sébastien Raymond

Sébastien Raymond

Teacher Creativity

sebray.com

For more than 15 years, Sébastien Raymond has focused his photographic attention on the personalities of the artistic world.

After a literary training and beginnings as a journalist, it is in the French army that he discovers and learns photography.

As soon as his military service ended he joined the agency Sipa-Press (3rd world news agency of press) and began a career of photojournalist covering the news.

After five years of traveling around the world, he turned to portrait and film photography, while continuing his reporting and advertising activities, notably for the Ministry of Defense, Club Med, L’Oréal, also working for the Cannes film festival.

His eclectic journey enabled him to explore many areas of photography, giving him solid technical bases and broadening his artistic field.

Several books and exhibitions, in Québec and abroad, presented his work.

For the past few years, he has concentrated his activity on American and Quebec film sets (Café de Flore, CRAZY, Affective Memories), and concentrates his activity on writing and directing.

Nathalie Guimond

Nathalie Guimond

Apparitrice
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Nathalie Guimond

Nathalie Guimond

Apparitrice

nguimond@collegemarsan.qc.ca

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An administative team that will greet you and assist you in your formation.

Lise Vanier

Lise Vanier

Comptable
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Lise Vanier

Lise Vanier

Comptable

lvanier@collegemarsan.qc.ca

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Cathy Fournier

Cathy Fournier

Registraire
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Cathy Fournier

Cathy Fournier

Registraire

cfournier@collegemarsan.qc.ca

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Michel Martin

Michel Martin

Service informatique
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Michel Martin

Michel Martin

Service informatique

mmartin@collegemarsan.qc.ca

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See what we have to say on photography...(french only, subtitles coming soon)

Carlos Richer

Sylvain Lalande

Jean Martin