Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CA 123 - Color Theory and Issues (4)

CA majors only. Color is the study of basic color theories that focuses on understanding hue, value and saturation as it applies to the perception of color and color mixing to control contrasts, illusions, and spatial eff ects. Some of the issues include: digital color and its diff erences from pigment-based color; color spaces; hexadecimal colors on through digital display concerns on resolution and its eff ect on color.

4 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CA 123, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the practical application of color in the field of graphic design.
  • Use various output devices for proofing color:
  • Understand and apply the concept of color theory and vocabulary as it applies to design.
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of hue, value and saturation as it applies to the perception of color and color mixing to control contrast:s, illusions. and spatial effects.
  • Understand and demonstrate a functional knowledge of web safe colors.
  • Understand and demonstrate a functional knowledge of out of gamut colors.
  • Understand and utilize various electronic color models and know the differences from pigment-based color.

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