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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ART 107 - Color Theory

An introduction to the complex language of color, including the investigation of additive and subtractive systems in traditional and electronic applications.  Students gain practical knowledge and visual sensitivity giving them self-confidence in applying color to graphic presentations and three-dimensional forms.  Emotional, symbolic, and cultural significance of color is explored through visual examples in historical and contemporary contexts.  Knowledge applicable to painting, printmaking, illustration, website design, fashion design, interior design, landscape design, architecture, sculpture, and product design.  Coursework includes experimentation with various materials, lectures, discussions, and presentations.

Credits: 2
COM 107
1 Class Hour, 2 Studio Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Develop a physical sensitivity and analytical eye for color, enabling one to transform theory into practical application.
2.  Employ acquired knowledge to further enhance the basic skills required for drawing, painting, graphic design (visual communication), animation, interior design, illustration, and other applied art fields.
3.  Solve design problems involving color enabling them to develop self-confidence in regard to making independent decisions.
4.  Apply theories connected with emotional, symbolic, and cultural significance of color, to contexts such as fine, applied art and art history.