Course Title: Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: GRAP9421C

Course Title: Integrate colour theory and design processes 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 Email:Annette.cook@rmit.edu.au


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

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to explore and integrate colour theory and design processes using 2 – dimensional (2D) and/or 3 – Dimensional (3D) space. 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:

CUVDES04A Intergrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief

Element:

Apply and combine colour theory and design processes to produce samples

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select materials, tools and equipment required for the production of samples which integrate colour theory and design processes according to the needs of the brief

2.2 Follow appropriate and safe procedures to apply instances of design process and colour theory

2.3 Select, combine and explore the ways in which colour theory and design processes may be integrated

2.4 Consider outcomes in relation to processes used and suitability for the brief

2.5 Explore different approaches to satisfy the requirements of the brief

2.6 Produce a range of samples which demonstrate how colour theory and design processes can be integrated in two and/or three dimensional space

2.7 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

Element:

Examine information on colour theory and design processes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on colour theory and design processes

1.2 Examine information with consideration of how colour and design issues may be integrated in the design process


Learning Outcomes


1 Examine information on colour theory and design processes
2 Apply and combine colour theory and design processes to produce samples


Details of Learning Activities

This course, conducted in a computer lab, includes illustrated discussions of Colour Theory, and exercises and projects accompanied by class presentations and demonstrations of relevant samples and techniques.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKBEGINNINGACTIVITIESPERF CRITERIA
1
Feb 12
 Intro to Mac labs, Course Content, Begin prelim exercises 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
2
Feb 19

 
Brief 1 Prelim Exercises
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
3
Feb 26

 
Brief 1 Project. Create 6 layouts around prescribed techniques.
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
4
Mar 5

 
Brief 1 Project
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
5
Mar 12
(Mon. Public Holiday)
 
Brief 1 Project
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
6
Mar 19

 
Brief 2 Prelim Exercise (Colour inventory) SUBMIT BRIEF 1

 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
7
Mar 26

 
Brief 2 Project Part 1. Compose Images from original scanned drawings using Photoshop Layer masks.
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
8
Apr 2

 
Brief 2 Project Part 1
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
  Easter and semester break – April 5 - 15 inclusively. Classes resume Mon. April 16. 
9
Apr 16

 
Brief 2 Project Part 2 Incorporate image from Part 1 in photo montage
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
10
Apr 23

 
Brief 2 Project Part 2
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
11
Apr 30
(Wed. Public Holiday)
 
Brief 3 Vector imaging. Prelim exercises SUBMIT BRIEF 2
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
12
May 7

 
Brief 3 Prelim exercises

 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
13
May 14

 
Brief 3 Project Pt 1. Create vector self portrait from photo.
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
14
May 21

 
Brief 3 Project Pt 1
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
15
May 28

 
Brief 3 Project Pt 1
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
16
June 4

 
Brief 3 Project Pt 2 (Extend Part 1) SUBMIT BRIEF 3 PROJECT PART 1
 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
17
June 11
(Mon. Public Holiday)
 
Folio Prep week. Brief 3 Project Pt 2 Submit all on 13th
1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7
18
June 18

 
Assessment Collect 20th

 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.7


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

TBC  


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
4 x briefs

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.
 This unit is delivered in DIGITAL STUDIO alongside "Illustration techniques" and "Manipulate digital images".


Assessment Tasks

3 briefs each involving prescribed exercise components and a creative project component. Brief 1 worth 20% total marks, Briefs 2 and 3 worth 40% each.

Brief 1 Use Photography and Photoshop and InDesign to create, manipulate and compose a sequence of colourized digital images

Brief 2 Use Photoshop to create a colour inventory from a found source and then apply the colour scheme firstly to a set of given images, then use it to colourize scanned marks. Incorporate result into photo collage.

Brief 3 Illustrator tuition in the form of 2 exercises, followed by a project to create a series of vector images from a photograph.


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

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 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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