2018 Summer School Subject List

Designing with Colour (DAAE2005) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Architecture, Design and Planning
Department: Architecture Design Science
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Jo Elliott - Joelene.elliott@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Wenye Hu - wehu7684@uni.sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016 
End Date: 10 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit:
Open to HSC graduates?:


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


All design decisions involve decisions about colour within the fields of architecture, applied design and art. This unit presents knowledge about colour theory as well as research-based information about colour and associated topics that can be used in design. Information and knowledge about colour can vary in quality and reliability, which is demonstrated. Students apply their skills and knowledge about colour theory and colour design in the assignments of this unit. This unit covers the processes of colour vision and other aspects of visual perception. It also explores colour application from the Pre-history period, as well as selected colour theories of the Renaissance period through to the 21st century. Common colour-related constructs and the application of these in art, architecture and design are discussed. In completing the assessments tasks, students must demonstrate understanding of the knowledge presented in learning modules of the unit and critically analyse and apply knowledge related to colour design and application.


Assignment 1 - (40%) Essay, 750 words. Assignment 2 (60%) Criticial Analysis, 1000 words.


Start Date: 28 Nov 2016     End Date: 10 Feb 2017

Online. Expected total workload is approximately 35 hours online, plus independent study and preparation.