Course

Colour


Course code DD3

What is colour?  How is it created in nature?  How is it affected by luminosity and texture?  You will look at these questions and study the properties of colour which are defined by hue, value, intensity, tint, shade and tone.  You will understand the personality of colour, the difference between cool and warm colours, how the colour wheel works, and factors to consider when selecting colours and planning a scheme.  The nine design activities within this course provide an opportunity for you to play with colour and learn about its many facets.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 10 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.0833  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Print only
    2019 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $299 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $900 + $60 annual administration fee
    2019 :  
    NZ students $299 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $900 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Working through these assessments you will create an interior colour scheme, including a brief and plan.  In addition you will identify the use of colour, texture and pattern; prepare an exterior colour scheme; show an understanding of the properties of colour through example; and describe and illustrate a room's scheme.

The course runs for 12 weeks from your start date. The time you need to complete your studies will vary depending on your own knowledge and experience. As a guide it could take you approximately 10 hours a week to complete the course within the 12 week time frame.