Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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
Custom profiles, Colour spaces and
Rendering intents - Perceptual vs Relative Colorimetric
Semester overview & Assignment Briefing
Assignment Briefing1
2Applied colour management – Print and Image review 1, 2
3Applied colour management – Advanced Photoshop techniques 1, 2
4Folios – styles and approaches 1
5Applied colour management
- Prepare for output 1
 2, 3
6Applied colour management
– Monitor calibration & Test printing
 1, 2, 3
7Applied colour management
- Soft proofing & Printing Advanced Photoshop files
 2, 3
8Applied colour management
- Soft proofing & Printing Advanced Photoshop files
Formative Item 1 due 2, 3
9Applied colour management
– Folio Printing (primarily testing)
 2, 3
10Applied colour management
– Folio Printing (primarily testing)
 2, 3
11Applied colour management
– Folio Printing (testing & finals)
 2, 3
12Applied colour management
– Refine final processing of folio & review print tests for final output
 2, 3
13Applied colour management
– Produce final folio prints
 2, 3
14Applied colour management
- produce final folio prints & Compile final folio
 2, 3
15Submission and Presentation of final folio images Summative Item due2, 3
16Folio print reviews 3
    
NOTESchedule may change as required  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Galer M., Andrews P., 2013, Photoshop CC – 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 items include:

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

  1. Two pigmented inkjet prints
    Produce two colour managed inkjet prints with relevant colour profiles applied to test rendering intents, colour spaces & resolution for output. Provide final prints and submit a pdf containing the jpeg images with descriptions of the colour management strategies and profiles used.
    Due - week 8


SUMMATIVE GRADED ASSESSMENT

  1. Folio – 4 Prints
    Produce a folio of four pigmented inkjet prints which apply advanced colour management strategies.
    Provide final prints, digital files and submit a pdf containing the smaller jpeg images with descriptions of the colour management strategies and profiles used to produce the final pigmented inkjet prints.
    Due –Week 15

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 above pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

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
CA Competency Achieved - Ungraded
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
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
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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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
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Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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