Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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VCT 2067 - Color Concepts in Graphic Design

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course explores color theory, perception, and application, through a series of exercises and projects aimed at honing color acuity and the ability to translate concepts into applied digital skills. Topics and activities emphasize the emotional impact of color within the context of a client’s needs and objectives. Course structure consists of introductory concept lectures, technical instruction, lab time with guidance, and group critique of finished assignments.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 1018  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Color as an event
  2. Color correction and retouching
  3. Color models, spaces and systems
  4. Color relationships
  5. Color as an indicator of time period or culture
  6. Creating color consistency across materials and devices
  7. Using color to create a design with a desired emotional or intellectual outcome

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze the emotional response to color, color symbolism, and anomalies.
  2. evaluate the relationships among different color combinations.
  3. describe color as the interaction between object, light source, and viewer.
  4. apply proper color techniques to a variety of printed and web based materials.
  5. present and articulate how colors are used and chosen for a particular design outcome.
  6. apply various techniques such as tone targeting, color correction, and sharpening to a variety of digital images.
  7. articulate the differences between the various  color models and systems.
  8. create color examples using assorted materials to show and display the color models.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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