ART 116 : Basic Design: Color

Transcript title

Basic Design: Color

Credits

3

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

60

Other hours

60

Description

Introduces concepts and principles of color theory related to the visual arts. Make informed color choices to communicate ideas through studying scientific research (theory) and hands-on projects (practice). Emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving in a variety of media.

Learning outcomes

1. Use color and design as a form of visual communication.
2. Apply concepts and principles of color theory in exercises and compositions using a variety of media.
3. Analyze color as a design element.
4. Articulate concepts and principles using color theory vocabulary.
5. Contextualize the evolution of color theory.
6. Use media-specific terminology to receive and provide feedback.

Content outline

I. Concepts and vocabulary of color theory
II. Additive and subtractive colors and color circles
III. Application of color hamonies: simple, opposing, balanced, and informal
IV. Application of color interactions: value, saturation, chroma, muting, transparency
V. Application of color symbolism
VI. Constructive critique, giving and receiving

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.

Grading methods

Grading is based on assignment completion and participation in discussions and critiques of assignments.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Arts and Letters

Outside of
expected

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