code NC215
credit_hours 3
title Theory of Colors
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prequisites None
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes This course intends to teach principles underpinning the theories of color, providing knowledge and skills in the field of visual communication and representation. An introduction to study techniques and methods of forming color schemes for interior designs through Adobe Photoshop program is included in the course. Students learn how to identify varying color schemes and present drawings displaying an awareness of visual properties.
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objectives 1. Emphasize an understanding of the factors of visual perception and vision systems the nature of colors and the optical system and color properties including hue, value, and saturation.
2. Enhance the student`s practical skills to develop an awareness of the theory of color organization ((Faber, Munsell and Chevreul organization), principles of color schemes: chromatic harmony, monochromatic harmony, triadic harmony and complementary harmony.
3. Express visualization, communication & representation of architectural spaces (internal and external spaces) based on defined principles.
4. Apply color theories and their effect on the processes and delivery of design.
5. Innovate presentation of ideas, concepts, and architectural drawings.
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ref. books Ambrose, Harris, Color: In the Sensation Produced by Rays of Light, Lausanne, Ava Publishing.
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textbook Miller, Mary, Color for Interior Architecture, N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons.
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