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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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


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 and computer based), lectures, projects, research and referencing.
Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organized 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.

Teaching Schedule

Week Date Teaching Schedule & Assessment Matrix Performance
1 13th Feb
Intro to materials, tools and equipment
2 20th Feb
Colour exercise.
1.1-2, 2.1-7
3 27th Feb
Illustrator exercises <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />1.1-2, 2.1-7
4 5th May Project: Vector portrait, Project: Photo Essay
1.1-2, 2.1-7
5 12th May Labor Day holiday
1.1-2, 2.1-7
6 19th May Project: Vector portrait, Project: Photo Essay.
1.1-2, 2.1-7
7 26th May
Project: Vector portrait, Project: Photo Essay 1.1-2, 2.1-7

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resources and References:
Josef Albers, Interaction of Colour. (Swanston Library Restricted collection. RARE 752A332.iJ)
Johannes Itten The art of color : the subjective experience and objective rationale of color
David Hornung. Colour: A workshop for Artists and Designers
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Remarks on Colour
Munsell’s Colour Tree (Reserved in Brunswick Library)
Colour wheels available from staff room

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

Exercise - Digitally manipulate colour in set of images provided
Project -  Refine colour themed Photo Essay by exploring harmonious combinations .
Project - Produce coloured vector self portrait

Assessment Criteria (linked to Learning Elements) detailed in written briefs for each task.

Assessment Matrix

Mark Table
CHD    Competency with High Distinction
CDI    Competency with Distinction
CC    Competency with Credit
CAG    Competency Achieved
NYC    Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

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
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties &sbquo;&Auml;&igrave; see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
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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