ASDC Colour Physics – Science and Application

Part of the suite of courses which make up the ASDC professional qualification.

Start date October 2024

Exam Date May 2025

Below are a full list of lessons and topics that are covered in this course.

Each lesson and subsequent topics are available from the dates shown to allow you time to complete the lessons.

Take the first lesson, either by clicking on the link below or the list to the right to learn more about how the system works, what help in learning is available and how best to manage your time.

A useful booklet on How to navigate colour network can be downloaded.

Course Covers:
  • The fundamental principles behind colour and vision
  • Practical aspects of Colour Physics as used for colour communication

This course will cover some of the basic principles of colour as a revision before introducing new concepts important in the field of Colour Physics.

Course Content

Lessons Status

0.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Welcome


1.0 ASDC Colour Physics – The Nature of Light


2.0 ASDC Colour Physics – The Mechanisms of Human Colour Vision


3.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Illuminants


4.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Colour Order Systems


5.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Colorimetry and Colour Specification Systems


6.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Colour Difference


7.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Nature of Light 2


8.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Colour Measurement Instruments


9.0 ASDC Colour Physics – Application of Colour Measurement Instruments (Textiles)