Course Description

Colour Theory 2

Continue to explore the world of colour, emphasizing the development of your personal colour palette. The practical use of colour will be considered as it applies to the fields of art and design. Discuss colour systems and colour organization, colour symbolism, colour and culture, optical mixture, colour transitions, advanced colour relationships, colour as language, using colour as an artist and designer, and specific tools and resources for colour experts.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Develop a strong personal color palette
  • Explore practical colour usage in the fields of art and design
  • Examine methods of colour systemization
  • Investigate complex color modules and they're technical applications
  • Define colour symbolism and the various cross-cultural meanings
  • Write about colour theory as related to your own practice in a comprehensive and thought provoking manner
  • Study advanced colour theory relationships; i.e. colour transition, false transparency, and colour harmony, and discord
  • Discover resources and tools used by colour experts
  • Explore colour theory applications related to cutting edge contemporary art


It is strongly recommended that students complete ART 321 Colour Theory 1 or equivalent before registering.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Apr 16, 2024 to Jun 10, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $529.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required. 
Section Notes

Please Note: No Class on Monday, May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate.

Please note the cost of Art materials and supplies for this class is approximately $75 - $100 and is in addition to the course fee. A copy of the Supply List will be handed out at the first class.

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