Course Description

In this studio/seminar course students explore the effective use of colour as a digital design element. Topics include the physiology of vision, perceptual psychologies, ethnography, colour interactions, colour bias, value, saturation, temperature, and calibration. Student in this class will learn through studio projects, group discussion, demonstrations, presentations, and critique. Information acquired in this course should assist students to use colour appropriately and effectively when determining visual outcomes for online and print production. For online courses, all students are required to provide their own laptops with Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software to complete the in-class assignments.


  • Understand light, the physiology of the eye, and colour vision,
  • Familiarize with subtractive and additive colour models,
  • Comprehend colour interactions applying the perception of colour that changes depending on the context,
  • Create dynamic compositions using colour contrasts,
  • Adhere communicative potential of colour to projects,
  • Prepare a digital document for print.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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