Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART5952C

Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5228 - Diploma of Photoimaging

Course Contact : Program Administration: Stephen Skok

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Contact Email:stephen.skok@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Naomi Herzog
Phone: 9925 4170
Email: naomi.herzog@rmit.edu.au


Nominal Hours: 50

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

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images
CUFDIG304A Create visual design components
 

Course Description

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI514A Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace


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.

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• pigment inkjet printing
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• workshopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• work shopping
• independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentDue dates for submission itemsElements
Week1Principles of colour management – overview
Assignment Briefing
  
Week2Applied colour management - Monitor Calibration
Calendar project –
 view and shortlist Calendar images 
Week3Applied colour management
CMYK vs RGB - Preparing files for printing
 Calendar files prepped and send for staff review 
Week4Applied colour management - soft proofing 1 Calendar files prepped and send for proof run 
Week5Applied colour management - soft proofing 2  
Week6Applied colour management
Prepare for Output 1
Review images for calendars
 Calendars – review & adjust as req’d
Send off to printer for first print run
 
Week7Applied colour management
Prepare for Output 2
  
Week8Applied colour management
Creating & applying custom printer profiles
 Review Calendar finals 
Week9REVIEW – STUDENT FILES  
Week10REVIEW – STUDENT FILES   
Week11Applied colour management
Camera Calibration 1
 PART 1 Folio Draft Presnttn 
Week12Applied colour management
Camera Calibration 2
  
Week13Project work  
Week14Project work  
Week15Project work  
Week16Submission and presentation PART 2 Folio presentation & submission 
Week17Assessment and review - Non Attendance week  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Galer M., Andrews P., 2010, Photoshop CS5 – Essential Skills, Focal Press


References

You will be supplied with a range of references during the semester- these will be located in the course information area on the server under the Links folder.
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

personal data storage device (min 2), personal computer with In Design, Bridge and Photoshop CS4, access to calibration equipment and professional inkjet as required.


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.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment items include:

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

1. Monitor Calibration
2. Soft proofing practical exercise
3. Correct application of profiles for test proofs
4. Review test proofs of project work

5. Calendar comprising of 3 - 4 colour managed prints


Assessment items include:

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

1. Monitor Calibration
2. Soft proofing practical exercise
3. Correct application of profiles for test proofs
4. Review test proofs of project work

5. Calendar comprising of 3 - 4 colour managed prints


SUMMATIVE (GRADED) ASSESSMENT
Folio comprising of colour managed

1. Final Folio comprising of 4 images


Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to curriculum-based courses:
80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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