IMT6201 - Colour Science


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 1 hours
Term paper

Course content

Metrology for capture of scene radiance, colorimetry and appearance Cross-media colour reproduction The state of the art and current research in CIE colorimetry Colour order systems, colour spaces and advanced colour difference formulas. Colour appearance and the human visual system

Learning outcome

The aim of this course is to equip the student with an advanced knowledge of current research in colour science, and the ability to critically evaluate previous work and to conduct original research in colour science topics.

Skills: Construct and implement cross-media colour reproduction workflows, and critically evaluate the methods used.

Knowledge: Compare methods of calculation of whiteness, colour rendering and metamerism indices, and evaluate their validity and range of application. Make judgements about the ability of current models to make estimates of scene colour appearance and of colour difference under different conditions of illumination

General competencies: Evaluate the performance of colour measurement and colour specification systems Appraise measurement data with respect to precision, accuracy, validity and reproducibility

Learning methods and activities

-Lectures -Seminars/Workshops -Other

Additional information: All students will be required to be physically present and participate in two seminars/workshops which will include lectures, demonstrations, laboratory work, and project work. The exact times of these workshops will be announced before the start of the semester.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: A new term paper must be provided and the examination must be re-sat the following semester.

Forms of assessment: -One-hour oral exam -Term paper Students must pass both parts.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

IMT 4304 Cross media colour-reproduction or similar postgraduate course in colour science

Course materials

Basic textbook: Ohta & Robertson (2005), Colorimetry: Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley Additional books: János Schanda (2007) Colorimetry. Understanding the CIE system, Wiley R. W. G. Hunt (1998 )Measuring Color 3rd , Fountain Press P. Green and L. MacDonald (2002), Color Engineering: Achieving Device Independent Colour, Wiley Wyszecki & Stiles (1982). Color science: Concepts and methods, quantitative data and formulae. 2nd ed., Wiley R. Berns (2000), Billmeyer and Saltzman¿s Principles of Color Technology" 3rd ed, Wiley Recent peer-reviewed publications P. Green (2010) Color Management, Wiley

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IT8803 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Term paper INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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