Syllabus Spring 2015 Jason Zimmer Office building, room: Anderson Hall, office G Phone: Office phone 912-525-6604 Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-8:00 AM AND 4:30-5:30 PM Email: [email protected] Building/Room: ANDERS 104 Meeting Times: Tuesday / Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM School of Foundation Studies, Department of Foundation Studies, Savannah DSGN 101 - Color: Theory and Application Section: 01 CRN: 30305 SCAD Mission: The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment. Course Description: This course continues the skills developed in Design I, and develops an understanding of color properties and relationships through formal exercises, research and creative thinking. Students build a vocabulary for analyzing and identifying color and color phenomena. Concepts of color theorists and color use in a variety of fields are examined to understand the application of color theory. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100. Course Goals: The following course goals articulate the general objectives and purpose of this course: 1. Students will learn about the nuances of color properties and their application. 2. Students will engage in individual research and idea development to creatively respond to color problems. 3. Students will employ the visual characteristics, physical properties and psychological implications of color media. 4. Students will learn about the impact of presentation and craftsmanship on a design solution. 5. Students will analyze and critique work on the use of color, design and content. 6. Students will understand the use of color by professionals in art and design fields. Student Learning Outcomes: The following course outcomes indicate competencies and measurable skills that students develop as a result of completing this course: 1. Students will manipulate physical properties of color to create color phenomena and visual effects. 2. Students will employ color with an understanding of its psychological implications. 3. Integrate research and process to manipulate color and content through digital and/or traditional methods. 4. Analyze the work of theorists and the use of color by designers and artists. 5. Identify and describe the impact of lighting, surface texture and surrounding color on the perception of local color. 6. Use appropriate terminology to critique the use of color and its impact in an image or object.
7. Analyze and describe the function of color in art and design fields. Schedule of Classes: Key events including assignments, projects due dates/exam dates: Class 1: Tue, March 24, 2015 Pre-class assignment for class one: Students will create a value scale of 7 different values using graphite (pencil) and each square will be 1 inch by 1 inch. The values will go down the page. Then on the same page, draw a white egg using a single light source on your table top. Draw in all the values including the cast shadow on the table. Bring that in on the first class for discussion and critique.
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