2018 Winter School Subject List

Designing with Colour (DAAE2005) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

(1) Ms Wenye Hu - wenye.hu@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Penny Andreou - penny.andreou@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 16 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    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.


1x Assignment (40%), 1x Assignment (60%)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 16 Feb 2018