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2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Color Specialization

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Color plays a major role in our daily lives, and the color industry holds a significant sector in business. Both national and international companies conduct color research on products such as textiles, paints, cars, and clothes. Color is also a growing area with developers in community and neighborhood design and remains an important component of marketing and packaging goods and ideas. In fact, major employers in the region hire employees to focus specifically on the color aspect of their industries. The Color specialization provides students with the opportunity to learn about the dynamic and complex field of color from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Requirements for the Specialization

Intended Outcome

  1. Understand the science of perception of color.
  2. Understand the psychology of color cognition and human perception.
  3. Understand reproduction of color in print using current technology.
  4. Understand color theory with applied exercises in a studio environment and to understand how broad-reaching color theories can evolve from diverse efforts to solve specific problems.
  5. Understand systematic analysis, quantification, and/or measurement of color.
    Choose one “systems” course:
  6. Understand color in an applied studio environment using varied media.


*Exams, papers, projects, reports, grade of C or better.

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