Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: VART6287C

Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5316 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9165

Course Contact Email:meredith.chesney@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

There are no pre-requisites for this course however on your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with CUVPHI530A Prepare digital images for pre-press processing will be referred to as Finished Art 1

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to colour manage digital images. Through a range of varied learning activities with a focus on industry terminology, colour management and standards, you will learn how to make informed choices relating to software, processes, file manipulation and use of equipment. These skills and knowledge will be applied to turn your creative ideas into print ready outcomes. This unit applies to any digital imaging environment where digital files are captured, acquired, created, manipulated, integrated, enhanced, output, managed and archived to a variety of media in which colour accuracy is integral.


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

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:

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:

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 course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio and computer laboratory using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and activities. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities will include:
• Demonstrations and presentations by teacher
• Knowledge tests & practical tests
• Group discussions
• Research
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘Workshopping’ of student projects
• Product Workshops
Out of class activities will include:
• Independent project based work
• Research
• Visit Trade Shows (when applicable)


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

 

<thead> <th scope="col">Session Week</th> <th scope="col">Session Description</th> <th scope="col">Due Dates</th> <th scope="col">Criteria</th> </thead>
1Computer Survival CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
2Learning Activity ~ 1 Printing Processes (F)
Overview print processes
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
3Learning Activity ~ 2 Getting Images Print Ready (F)
Pixel Graphics – Resolution, Format, File Size
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
4Learning Activity ~ 3 Colour Basics (F)
Workshop on Colour Systems and Guides
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
5Learning Activity ~ 4 Image Editing Basics (F)
Curves, Histograms, Image Editing, Casts
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
6Learning Activity ~ 5 File Checking Basics (F)
Specifications – Job, Production & Best Practice
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
7Online Knowledge & Skills Test (F) DUECUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
8Learning Activity ~ 6 Colour Theory (F)
Additive & Subtractive, Inks, Colour Vision
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
9Learning Activity ~ 7 Colour Management (F)
Viewing Conditions, Colour Settings, UCR & GCR
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
10Online Knowledge & Skills Test (F) DUECUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
11AG IDEAS CONFERENCE (F) CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
12Learning Activity ~ 6 File Checking – Advanced (F)
Forensic Tools, Preflighting, Overprint, Sep Preview
 CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
13PACPRINT (F) CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
14Brief 1 Finished Art Check (S)
File Checking, Proofing & Submission
 DUECUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
15Knowledge & Skills Test (S) DUECUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5
16Review & Archive CUVPHI529A
1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.2
CUVPHI530A
1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None – This course has recommended books listed under ‘References’


References

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site (Blackboard) and also for Google Docs and Google Groups via your student Google Account for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. Further information regarding access to this is available in the computer survival kit provided during orientation. Recommended Books
 

Title: A Guide to Graphic Print Production – 3rd edition / [Kaj Johansson, Peter Lundberg, Robert Ryberg].
Author: Johansson, K. (Kaj)
Other Author(s): Lundberg, Peter. and Ryberg, Robert.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.

9780470907924

Title: Graphic Design : Australian style manual
Author: Andrew Townley Barnum ... [et al.].
Other Author(s):Barnum, Andrew Townley.
Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : McGraw-Hill, 2011.

9780071011051


Other Resources

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list

Lynda.com
Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. To access the website:
1. Log in to myRMIT
2. Go to the library website – rmit.edu.au/library
3. Go to the ‘Databases’ under ‘Quick search options’
4. Click on the ‘Databases A-Z’ link
5. Choose ‘Lynda.com’ from the list
Note:You must access Lynda.com through this link on the RMIT library site or you won’t be able to use it for free. Simply going to lynda.com will not work.
6. After leaving the database site, you will be redirected to Lynda.com and prompted to create an account.
7. Once you have created this account, you can access the site with this user ID.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks in this course are:

  • Design Project 1 (40% of final grade)
  • Design project 2 (50% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test (10% of final grade)


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.

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

Exercises 1 – 7 In class completion (Formative)
These learning activities build skills and knowledge
Knowledge & Skills Test 1 Week 7(Formative)
Using an interactive quiz and some practical activates students will test their understanding of knowledge and skills.
Knowledge & Skills Test 1 Week 10 (Formative)
Using an interactive quiz and some practical activates students will test their understanding of knowledge and skills.
Brief 1 Prepare file for Print Week 14 (Summative)
In this brief students will use the skills and knowledge they have learnt in the course to prepare digital file for print
Due end of week 14.
Knowledge & Skills Test 3 Week 15 (Summative)
Using an interactive quiz and some practical activates students will demonstrate understanding of knowledge and skills

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time (Formative). The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome (Summative).

At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

HD     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 you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline (unresolved)

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.

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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