Course Title: Apply colour theory in response to a brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP9420C

Course Title: Apply colour theory in response to a brief

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to explore and apply colour theory in response to a brief. This is a core unit in design fundamentals and as such underpins many other specialisation units.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDES01A Apply colour theory in response to a brief


Apply colour theories to produce samples

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access sources of information on colour theory relevant to the brief
1.2 Use knowledge of colour theory to inform work as required by the brief


Examine information on colour theory

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select materials, tools and equipment required for the production of colour theory samples
2.2 Follow appropriate and safe procedures to apply instances of colour theory
2.3 Consider outcomes in relation to colour theory and the requirements of the brief, and make adjustments accordingly
2.4 Produce a range of samples which demonstrate the appropriate application of colour theory to a brief
2.5 Present and store work in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential need for the samples in future work

Learning Outcomes

1 Examine information on colour theory
2 Apply colour theories to produce samples

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in studio based exercises, research, media & technique demonstrations, presentations, lectures and projects.

Teaching Schedule

GRAP 9423 Drawing techniques
GRAP 9425 Apply colour theory
Orientation Week
2 Exercise1
3 Exercise 2
Contour & colour
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
4 Exercise 3
Mark making
1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
5 Exercise 4
Mark making
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
6 Exercise 5
Ink & wash
7 Exercise 6
Pattern, colour, texture
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
8  Exercise 7
Erase & add
 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
  Exercise 8
Erase & add
 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
9 Exercise 9
10 Exercise 10
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
11 Exercise 11
Speech & thought
 1.1-4; 2.1-2;
12 Easel work
  1.1-4; 2.1-2;
13 Easel work
  1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
14 Easel work
  1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
15 Easel work
 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
16 Easel work
  1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
17 Easel work
  1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
18 Easel work
  1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
 1 Project 1 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
 2 Project 1 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5 
 3 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.5
 4 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 5 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 6 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 7 Project 1 submit 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 8 Project 2  1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 9 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 10 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 11 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
 12 Project 2 cont. 1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
13 Project 2 cont.1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
14 Project 2 cont.1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
15 Project 2 cont.1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3
16 Project 2 submit1.1-4; 2.1-2; 3.1-3

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Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
2 x projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and with each submission.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks for this unit are as follows;
Folio of drawings presented in a book 70%
2 x Projects @15% each = 30%
Different drawing approaches and techniques will be explored in the unit. These weekly exercises will then be compiled and presented in a bound book format.
Participants will also complete 2 projects that extend media application skills and apply a conceptual framework to drawing outcomes.

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

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 3 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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