Course Title: Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART6040C

Course Title: Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief

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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Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit explores and integrates colour theory and design processes using 2D and/or 3D space.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDES04B Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief


1. Examine information on colour theory and design processes.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on colour theory and design processes.
1.2 Examine information with consideration of how colour and design issues may be integrated in the design process.


2. Apply and combine colour theory and design processes to produce samples.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select materials , tools and equipment required for the production of samples which integrate colour theory and design processes according to the needs of the brief.
2.2 Follow appropriate and safe procedures to apply instances of design process and colour theory.
2.3 Select, combine and explore the ways in which colour theory and design processes may be integrated.
2.4 Consider outcomes in relation to processes used and suitability for the brief.
2.5 Explore different approaches to satisfy the requirements of the brief.
2.6 Produce a range of samples which demonstrate how colour theory and design processes can be integrated in two and/or three dimensional space.
2.7 Present and store work in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential need for the samples in future work

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in practical and individual exercises; manual or computer based, lectures, projects, research and referencing.

Teaching Schedule

Week Tuesday Semester 1 program Learning Elements
7 23rd Mar Colour theory. Exercise 1 1.1-2
8 30th Mar Exercise 2. Colour inventory 1.1-2, 2.1-7
    Term break  
9 13th April Project 1: Colour layers of scanned marks 1.1-2, 2.1-7
10 20th April Project 1 1.1-2, 2.1-7
11 27th April No class. AG Ideas conference  
12 4th May Introduction to Illustrator 2.1
13 11th May Project 2: Vector self portrait 2.1-7
14 18th May Project 2 2.1-7
15 25th May Project 2 2.1-7
16 1st June Submission 2.7
17 8th June Assessment  
    Semester break  

Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

1 exercise
2 projects

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.

Assessment Tasks

2 exercises worth 10% each of total marks
2 projects worth 40% each of total marks

Assessment Matrix

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