Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Color and Design
Course: INT150

First Term: 2004 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Introduction to the theory and application of color as related to the elements and principles of design. Light and its effect on color. Emphasis on the development of presentation skills for the field of interior design

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply basic color theory. (I)
2. Define and contrast the properties of color: hue, value and intensity. (I)
3. Identify major color systems. (II)
4. Apply various color schemes and harmonies. (III)
5. Create two-dimensional compositions that incorporate the elements and principles of design. (IV)
6. Describe and apply various types of color contrast. (V)
7. Explain the process of color vision and the impact of light sources on color perception. (VI)
8. Explain how color influences human behavior. (VII)
9. Use a variety of presentation techniques.(I, III, IV, V, VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Color Theory
   A. Organization and evolution of the color wheel
   B. Properties of color
      1. Hue
      2. Value
      3. Intensity
II. Historical Overview of Color Systems
   A. Brewster
   B. Munsell
   C. Ostwald
   D. Others
III. Color Schemes and Harmonies
IV. Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Design
   A. Elements and principles
   B. Presentation techniques
V. Color Contrast
   A. Complementary contrast
   B. Contrast of temperature
   C. Simultaneous contrast
VI. Color Perception
   A. Anatomy of the eye
   B. Color vision
   C. Visual illusions
   D. Light and color
VII. Color and Human Behavior
   A. Color psychology
   B. Color associations
   C. Color symbolism
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/27/2004

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