Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5228

Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Administration: Stephen Skok

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage colour in a digital imaging workplace.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images
CUFDIG304A Create visual design components

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI514A Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace


Element 1 Research history and apply theory of colour in a digital imaging context.

Element 2 Identify appropriate colour management systems and strategies and apply to a workplace.

Element 3 Review and update colour management strategies

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to research, evaluate and determine the appropriate colour management strategy required for a range of photographic printing projects.

Students will have the knowledge to plan, coordinate and manage the accuracy, consistency and integrity of colour in their printing workflows to industry standard.



Overview of Assessment

Students are required to complete class tutorial exercises, participate in class discussions and research various applications of innovative imaging techniques. Students will also be required to produce proof sheets and within a workflow process, produce final screen and hard copy prints via a range of output mediums including lab, inkjet and darkroom for their assessment in this course.