Course Abstract Details

ART-115, Color

Credits: 3

Course Description

ART-115, Color Theory, studies the physical characteristics and the psychological effects of color. Theory is translated into studio projects. Emphasis is on the impact and manipulation of color in both fine art and graphic design. Adherence to project specs and attention to craftsmanship is stressed. Prerequisite: ART-105, or can be taken concurrently with ART-105, and exemption /completion of READ-091. Two hours lecture, two hours lab each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall and Spring terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of Art 115 (C or better), the student will have met the following objectives: 

1. Demonstrate the importance of presentation: matting, mounting and display of projects by originating and maintaining a cleanly crafted and functioning portfolio.(GE 7/PG 5) 

2. Demonstrate understanding of the elements and principles of design as related to color theory by successfully isolating and manipulating each in assigned projects.(GE 5/PG 2)

3. Demonstrate effective articulation of color concepts and perform evaluation of color solutions and designs in both verbal and studio assignments.(GE 1/PG 3) 

4. Demonstrate ability to interpret and adhere to project goals and specs as assigned.(GE 2/PG 1) 

5. Demonstrate appreciation for and understanding of historical and cultural influences in color applications.(GE 6/PG 4) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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