Maricopa Community Colleges  ART113   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval:  4-25-1995

ART113  1995 Fall – 2010 Fall

L+L  3.0 Credit(s)  6.0 Period(s)  5.1 Load  Acad


Investigation seeking visual solutions to a variety of problems concerning color in two and three dimensions and modes of color appearances, including light and effects in design and theory of design.

Prerequisites: ART112.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ART113  1995 Fall – 2010 Fall




Visually distinguish between hue, value, and chroma. (I, II)


Describe color in terms of light and the human visual system. (II)


Trace the historical development of major color systems. (III)


Select specific hues to illustrate color principles. (IV)


Describe the psychological aspects and applications of color. (V)


Identify and describe uses of color in the fine arts. (VI)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ART113  1995 Fall – 2010 Fall



I. What is Color?

A. Achromatic

B. Chromatic

II. The Human Visual System

A. Electromagnetic spectrum

B. Structure of the human eye

III. History of Major Color Systems

A. Pre-1900

B. Post-1900

IV. Color Mixing

A. Simultaneous contrast

B. After-images

C. Pigment

D. Light

V. The Psychology of Color

A. Commercial uses of color

B. Color standardization

C. Color in technology

D. Color in the environment

VI. Color in the Fine Arts

A. Pre-1900

B. Post-1900



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