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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Naomi Herzog
+61 3 9925 4170
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
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 1. Research history and apply theory of colour in a digital imaging context
1.1 Identify colour theories as they apply to the digital imaging context using appropriate sources of information and standards
Element 2 Identify appropriate colour management systems and strategies and apply to a workplace
2.1 Identify and select appropriate colour management systems and strategies for specific digital imaging devices
Element 3 Review and update colour management strategies
3.1 Review performance and assess impact of adapted colour management systems and strategies
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
independent project based work
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• independent project based work
|Week||Class content||Assessment Due||Elements|
|1||Principles of advanced colour management – |
Semester overview & Assignment Briefing
|2||Applied colour management - Monitor Calibration|
Revision of basic principles of colour management
|Formative Item 1 due||1, 2|
|3||Applied colour management – Rendering intents|
Perceptual vs Relative Colorimetric
|1, 2, 3|
|4||Applied colour management – Colour Spaces and Preparing files for printing|
CMYK, RGB, sRGB and other options
|Formative Item 2 due||1, 2, 3|
|5||Applied colour management - soft proofing 1||2, 3|
|6||Applied colour management - soft proofing 2||Formative Item 3 due||2, 3|
|7||Applied colour management |
Prepare for output 1
|8||Applied colour management |
Prepare for Output 2
|9||Applied colour management |
Creating & applying custom printer profiles
|10||REVIEW – STUDENT FILES||Formative Item 4 due||1, 3|
|11||Applied colour management – Printing to large format||1, 2, 3|
|12||Applied colour management – Printing to large format||2, 3|
|13||Project work||2, 3|
|14||Project work||2, 3|
|15||Project work||2, 3|
|16||Submission and presentation||Summative Item due||3|
|17||Assessment Week - Non Attendance week|
|NOTE||Schedule may change as required|
Galer M., Andrews P., 2010, Photoshop CS5 – Essential Skills, Focal Press
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities.
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:
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 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:
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
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.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
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:
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.
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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