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

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


Color ARTS 1020

ColorThis 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.



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Current Exhibitions

Knight Gallery

On Earth

  • September 18-October 17
  • Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 17

Flanagan Gallery


  • Sept. 16th to Oct. 11
  • Talk and Reception: 4 to 6 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 19

Areas of Study