Course Description

Colour Theory 1

Examine various colour theories, relationships, and phenomena within the context of two- and three-dimensional design. Effects of light, colour mixing, colour application, and colour dynamics are addressed. There are in-class and home assignments.


Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Devise a working knowledge of color  
  • Define terms for color nomenclature  
  • Practice color mixing by way of primary sets
  • Investigate the basic workings of the human eye/brain system in regard to color perception   
  • Review the basics of physics of light and color
  • Identify color environments, both human-created, and in the natural world
  • Analyze the relationship of color forecasting to the commercial design market
  • Define the use of color models; use varieties of both color contrast and assimilation
  • Distinguish ways of developing a personal color set/voice
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Online Asynchronous
Sep 17, 2024 to Nov 12, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $529.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required. 
Section Notes

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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