This course takes a practical approach to real world colour management implementation for common devices including iPhones, iPads, laptops, desktop monitors, and inkjet printers. You will use X-rite Display Pro’s and X-rite Color Munki devices to profile both displays and printers. You will explore the basics of colour theory, how to apply ICC Profiles to achieve colour accurate results in your workflows, and simulate a proofing or printing process on screen and on a local inkjet printer. You will use standard software, such as Photoshop, Acrobat, and InDesign on Windows or Macintosh.
Below is one offering of MDIA 1144 for the Winter 2023 term.
Mon Jan 09 - Mon Feb 13 (6 weeks)
- 6 weeks
- CRN 76515
Class meeting times
|Jan 09 - Feb 13||Mon||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define the colour event that allows us to see colour.
- Describe the role of colour management in achieving consistent appearance between proofing cycles and final printed production.
- Calibrate computer monitors, iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices in preparation for assigning Display Profiles, and creating a soft proofing environment to simulate printed output.
- Analyze the four main steps to implementing colour management to achieve consistent colour reproduction.
- Describe what an ICC profile achieves.
- Explain how rendering intents affect desired results.
- Differentiate between source and output profiles.
- Describe the importance of colour gamut, and the physical limitations between RGB and CMYK.
- Apply colour profiles in Adobe applications to soft proof and manage a local printing device.
- Analyze device variability to determine the realistic tolerance in manufacturing and measuring variances.
- Determine and set process control procedures, track milestones for output devices, and maintain constant repeatable operating conditions needed for successful colour management.
Effective as of Fall 2016
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