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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

$496.09 - $506.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 35909

Thu Sep 17 - Thu Oct 22 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Oct 22 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Grant Bailey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$506.09

CRN 46008

Thu Oct 29 - Thu Dec 03 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 03 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Grant Bailey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$496.09

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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