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MDIA 1144 - Practical Color Management

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

MDIA 1170 or MDIA 1180

Credits

1.5

Cost

$483.52 - $505.73 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 46008

Mon Nov 01 - Mon Dec 06 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 01 - Dec 06 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 850

Instructor

Grant Bailey

Course Outline

Cost

$505.73

Notes

  1. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Adobe Creative Cloud software will be available for use in BCIT Computer labs. In order to access the Adobe Creative Cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/software-access/ If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 76515

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Feb 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 14 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Grant Bailey

Course Outline

Cost

$483.52

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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 https://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 https://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: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

MDIA 1144 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

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