Course Title: Explore the use of colour

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5302C

Course Title: Explore the use of colour

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ann Langusch

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact Email:ann.langusch@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit addresses colour theory and develops skills required to explore the use of colour in a design context.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

Element:

1. Source information on colour and colour theory

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on colour and colour theory.
1.2 Evaluate and collate information to build a knowledge of colour and its application in different contexts

Element:

2. Experiment with colour 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Test different colours and colour combinations through experimentation.
2.2 Use own ideas as a way of testing, challenging or confirming colour theory.
2.3 Ensure safe use of materials, tools and equipment during experimentation with colour.

Element:

3. Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Investigate how colour might be used to communicate a particular idea or concept.
3.2 Select materials, tools and equipment relevant to the idea or concept.
3.3 Apply colour in a way that communicates the concept or idea based on own knowledge of colour and colour theory.
3.4 Review and reflect on own use of colour and what it communicates.
3.5 Seek and obtain feedback from others about the way colour has been used and its success in communicating the idea or concept.
3.6 Present and store samples in a way that takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential relevance for future work.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Participation in practical and individual exercises (manual and computer based), lectures, projects, developmental processes, presentations and reports.
Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments and fieldwork.


Teaching Schedule

WeekDateTeaching Schedule & Assessment MatrixPerformance Criteria
117 FebIntro to Mac computers, digital processes, storage
2.3, 3.6
224 FebExercise 1. Colour theory exercise. Digitally manipulate hue, value, saturation. 5% 

Exercise 2a & 2b Introduction to Illustrator. Pen tool, reproduce colour vector illustration. 5%
1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
33 MarProject 1 Vector self portrait. Vector rendering from photo reference, apply colour to represent 3D form. 40%
Self directed preparation. 4 hours
1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
410 MarProject 1 cont’d1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
517 MarProject 1 cont’d1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
624 MarProject 2 Colour photo essay. Explore colour harmonies by photographing found colour and collating into sets representing colour harmonies. 10% Self directed photo shoot. 6 hours
1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
731 MarProject 3 Wet media colour studies. 40% Produce colour samples using wet media.1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
86 AprProject 3 cont’d. Assemble figure on ground images representing colour harmonies. Self directed activities 3 hours.
1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6
913 AprProject 3 cont’d. Assemble sets of images for folio presentation.1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Josef Albers, Interaction of Colour. (Swanston Library Restricted collection. RARE 752A332.iJ)
Johannes Itten The art of color : the subjective experience and objective rationale of color
David Hornung. Colour: A workshop for Artists and Designers
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Remarks on Colour


Other Resources

Art materials as specified on the materials kit list.


Overview of Assessment

Projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Exercise 1: Colour Theory exercise
Exercise 2 a & b: Vector exercises
Project 1: Vector self portrait
Project 2: Colour photo essay
Project 3: Wet media colour studies
Assessment Criteria (linked to Learning Elements) detailed in written briefs for each task.


Assessment Matrix

Mark Table
CHD    Competency with High Distinction
CDI    Competency with Distinction
CC    Competency with Credit
CA    Competency Achieved
NYC    Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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