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Color Theory
COLOR THEORY
CLASS CODE: ID 102 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: INTERIOR DESIGN
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introduction to psychological and aesthetic theories of color as they relate to interior design.
DESCRIPTION: The use of color by the design student has two directions. The first deals with the aesthetics of color and traditional color theory. In other words what is our visual reaction. The second deals with how we react to color from a cultural, psychological, and physiological way. Also expand and enhance the design students understanding of the elements and principles of design.
TOPICS: Color vocabulary; Color harmonies; Color illusions; Color theories; Color selection; Our reactions to color from the following perspectives - physiological, psychological, socio-economic, gender, cultural.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Develop and demonstrate the ability to see color harmonies, warm/cool, analogous, etc.
2. Develop a vocabulary and understanding of color theory especially Munsell's Color Theory.
3. Develop reach skills to supplement and discover new information on color.
4. Develop an awareness of our unique human reactions to color and the part it plays in the daily lives of people.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Color assignments will be given so the design student can demonstrate their understanding of the following: Color harmonies - Achromatic, Monochromatic, Analogous, Direct complimentary, Dyadic, triadic quadratic chords
2. Two research papers. One will deal with the history of color. The second will deal with color selection for a specific set of criteria.
PREREQUISITES: (Majors only) ID 101, ID 105, ID 136
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001