Visual Foundations: Color

ART 3100 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Explores the transient nature of color by studying properties of, and relationships between, colors. Uses class work and projects to examine major theories and laws of color, its harmonies, special characteristics, color psychology, symbolism, and orchestration as these concepts apply to communication goals. Also studies the psychology of color and current trends in communication usage. Offers students an opportunity to discover their intuition for color and to develop its application in art and design.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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