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ARTS 1020 - 3 credits


Color is visible energy. As such, its effective use is essential in practically all aspects of art and design.

This course presents an introduction to basic color theory and composition. Students develop a keen understanding of color systems and harmonies and explore practical applications of these theories through a variety of creative studio assignments.

Media may include acrylic or gouache paint, Cray-Pas, pastels, colored pencils, inks, or collage materials. This course is required for A.F.A. majors but is designed for students of all levels and experience, including non-art majors.

There is no pre-requisite for this course although students may find it helpful to take Drawing 1 or 2D Design before taking ARTS 1020 - Color.

Studio: 6 hours

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Last Updated: 3/26/15