Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6256C

Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Naomi Herzog
  +61 3 9925 4170
naomi.herzog@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 45

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

NIL

Course Description

In this course you will cover the knowledge and skills required to research, evaluate and determine the appropriate colour management strategies required for a range of photographic printing projects.

You will also cover the skills and technical knowledge to plan, coordinate and manage the accuracy, consistency and integrity of colour in their printing workflows to an industry standard.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI529A Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify colour theories as they apply to the digital imaging context using appropriate sources of information and standards
1.2 Evaluate currency and credibility of information gathered and ensure research scope is sufficiently broad
1.3 Examine how colour is created, defined and managed in contemporary digital imaging devices
1.4 Investigate the areas of capture, display, output and archive spaces in contemporary digital imaging devices where colour management is critical to the production of a quality product
1.5 Maintain accurate and comprehensive details of sources of information and standards
 

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and select appropriate colour management systems and strategies for specific digital imaging devices
2.2 Evaluate suitability of selected colour management systems and strategies in terms of relevance and cost efficiency
2.3 Adopt and adapt selected colour management systems and strategies to digital workplace
 

Element:

Element 3 Review and update colour management strategies

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review performance and assess impact of adapted colour management systems and strategies
3.2 Develop systems to update and respond to future colour management systems and strategies as they arise from emerging technologies and workplace practices
 


Learning Outcomes


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

You 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

Learning activities will consist of: .
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures & tutorials
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
peer review and class presentations
group discussion
online research
independent project based work

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


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements
1Principles of advanced colour management –
Semester overview & Assignment Briefing
Assignment Briefing1
2Applied colour management - Monitor Calibration
Revision of basic principles of colour management
Formative Item 1 due1, 2
3Applied colour management – Rendering intents
Perceptual vs Relative Colorimetric
 1, 2, 3
4Applied colour management – Colour Spaces and Preparing files for printing
CMYK, RGB, sRGB and other options
Formative Item 2 due1, 2, 3
5Applied colour management - soft proofing 1 2, 3
6Applied colour management - soft proofing 2Formative Item 3 due2, 3
7Applied colour management
Prepare for output 1
 2, 3
8Applied colour management
Prepare for Output 2
 2, 3
9Applied colour management
Creating & applying custom printer profiles
 2, 3
10REVIEW – STUDENT FILESFormative Item 4 due1, 3
11Applied colour management – Printing to large format 1, 2, 3
12Applied colour management – Printing to large format 2, 3
13Project work 2, 3
14Project work 2, 3
15Project work 2, 3
16Submission and presentationSummative Item due3
17Assessment Week - Non Attendance week  
NOTESchedule may change as required  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities.


Other Resources

Personal data storage device, personal computer with current versions of Acrobat, Bridge and Photoshop, as available in RMIT labs


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include practical exercises in applied colour management including:
monitor calibration
soft proof tests and test prints
Test prints demonstrating rendering intents, colour spaces & resolution
Proof sheet prints as hardcopy
Folio of four prints
Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester.
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment items include:

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
1. Monitor Calibration
Calibrate monitor to ensure accurate representation of digital files.
Due - week 2


2. Soft Proof test
Set file up and apply a soft proof then produce a small test print
Due – week 4


3. Test Prints examining rendering intents, colour spaces & resolution
Produce a series of test prints to test rendering intents, colour spaces & resolution Due - week 6


4. Proof Sheet Prints – 8”x10” or 8”x12”
Produce a proof sheet and output via a lab.
Due Week 10


SUMMATIVE GRADED ASSESSMENT
Folio – 4 Prints
Produce a folio of four printed images from your own work which apply advanced colour management strategies.
The folio must contain both digital files as well as final pigmented inkjet prints.
Due –Week 16

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


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

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.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism -
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Course Assessment Committee/Program Advisory Board
These committees promote the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The Course Assessment Committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University.

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
 

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