What is Colour Design?

Colour Design is about gaining knowledge and skill in understanding the psychology of colour and the application of colour to numerous environments. Residential or commercial design projects, colour development product ranges, product design, corporate marketing, and branding.

Online Study

Take your first steps to a creative career with our new online courses.

  • Simple interface with lots of visuals and videos.
  • Great online community with lively, inspiring, discussion boards with educators + peers
  • Academic calendar + simple assessment submission keeps all your information in one place to easily track your progress.
  • Quick turnaround on assessment marking + regular contact with your educator.
  • 6+ hours / week and up to 12 months to complete (but you can go faster)

“I always knew that colour inspired me the most. I knew I needed to study and further my passion. I put in a lot of work into looking at the different colleges and iscd was way out in front of everyone else.” Nadine Donavan

Course Overview

  • Apply colour to interiors and exteriors in the built environment
  • Use colour to assist in the branding and image development of a business or product
  • Create professionally presented colour design solutions incorporating painted finishes, interior and exterior environments
  • Interpret and respond to client briefs
  • Analyse trends including what influences a trend

Career Outcomes

After completing the Colour Design Diploma graduates go on to successful design careers in:

  • Consultant for corporate marketing and branding
  • Work for residential, property developers and large-scale commercial clients as a specialist Colour Designer
  • Establish your own Colour Design consultancy business
Online Colour Design Diploma
Online Colour Design Diploma
Online Colour Design Diploma
  • To apply colour to interiors and exteriors in the built environment
  • To use colour to assist in the branding and image development of a business or product.
  • To create professionally presented colour design solutions incorporating painted finishes, interior and exterior environments
  • Client analysis to interpret and respond to briefs
  • To analyse trends including what influences a trend
  • Interior Colour Application
  • Colour Psychology, Association + Symbolism
  • Paint Systems and Finishes
  • Colour Styles and Trends
  • Exterior Colour Application
  • Colour for Marketing

Assessments are made up of a series of research and practical briefs. Some examples include:

  • Colour wheel tool and grey scale
  • Abstract and semi-abstract design, linear design techniques and applying colour
  • Hand Rendering
  • Design history research
  • Extended colour theory
  • Colour psychology
  • Colour for commercial and residential projects
  • Interior and exterior colour schemes
  • Business practice and designer identity
  • Colour for products and branding

Completed Australian Year 10 schooling or
Vocational Certificate III or higher (delivered in
English)

You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in the forms of credits or a course waiver if you have like-for-like Units of Competency, skills and knowledge.

First Wednesday of every month

Course Length: 
6 + hours per week | 12 months (includes assessments/homework)

  • Online Colour Design Diploma

    With over 30 years of design industry experience and a forward-thinking focus and creative and supportive environment.

  • Online Colour Design Diploma

    Work with our industry partners on design briefs and graduate with real-world experience.

This course includes industry briefs and awards to provide you with strong foundations of working within the design industry.

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Contact us on 02 8355 3838 or 03 8372 0000 to chat with a specialist course advisor about your study options, or let us know a little bit about you and we can call you back.

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