Course Title: Perform primary and secondary colour correction

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4374 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Title: Perform primary and secondary colour correction

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

Course Contact: Rowan Humphrey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4842

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course studies the techniques required to correct & use colour to create style & mood in sequences for screen industries including television & film.   

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPOS502 Perform primary and secondary colour correction


1. Clarify post production briefs.

2. Prepare assets for colour grade.

3. Perform primary colour grade.

4. Perform secondary colour grade.

5. Create and output deliverables.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course you will have the skills & knowledge required to colour grade sequences using techniques including:

  • luminance balancing
  • colour channel balancing
  • shot matching
  • masking
  • using HSL keys 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.