Course Title: Explore the use of colour
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: GRAP5302C
Course Title: Explore the use of colour
School: 320T Design (TAFE)
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design
Course Contact : Ann Langusch
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426
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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit addresses colour theory and develops skills required to explore the use of colour in a design context.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour
1. Source information on colour and colour theory
1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on colour and colour theory.
2. Experiment with colour
2.1 Test different colours and colour combinations through experimentation.
3. Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour
3.1 Investigate how colour might be used to communicate a particular idea or concept.
Details of Learning Activities
Participation in practical and individual exercises (manual and computer based), lectures, projects, developmental processes, presentations and reports.
Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments and fieldwork.
|Week||Date||Teaching Schedule & Assessment Matrix||Performance Criteria|
|1||17 Feb||Intro to Mac computers, digital processes, storage||2.3, 3.6|
|2||24 Feb||Exercise 1. Colour theory exercise. Digitally manipulate hue, value, saturation. 5%
Exercise 2a & 2b Introduction to Illustrator. Pen tool, reproduce colour vector illustration. 5%
|1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|3||3 Mar||Project 1 Vector self portrait. Vector rendering from photo reference, apply colour to represent 3D form. 40%|
Self directed preparation. 4 hours
|1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|4||10 Mar||Project 1 cont’d||1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|5||17 Mar||Project 1 cont’d||1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|6||24 Mar||Project 2 Colour photo essay. Explore colour harmonies by photographing found colour and collating into sets representing colour harmonies. 10% Self directed photo shoot. 6 hours||1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|7||31 Mar||Project 3 Wet media colour studies. 40% Produce colour samples using wet media.||1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|8||6 Apr||Project 3 cont’d. Assemble figure on ground images representing colour harmonies. Self directed activities 3 hours.||1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
|9||13 Apr||Project 3 cont’d. Assemble sets of images for folio presentation.||1.1-2, 2.1-3, 3.1-6|
Josef Albers, Interaction of Colour. (Swanston Library Restricted collection. RARE 752A332.iJ)
Art materials as specified on the materials kit list.
Overview of Assessment
Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
Exercise 1: Colour Theory exercise
Exercise 2 a & b: Vector exercises
Project 1: Vector self portrait
Project 2: Colour photo essay
Project 3: Wet media colour studies
Assessment Criteria (linked to Learning Elements) detailed in written briefs for each task.
CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC Competency with Credit
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
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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.
Late submissions and single item extensions
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Cover Sheet for Submissions
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Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.
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