First Year Experience (FYE)

FF 120A: Color/Design/Process

  

 

FF 120A: Color/Design/Process Course Description

Investigate visual organization principles and explore color theory. This introductory color and design course will teach both additive and subtractive color mixing, as well as composition in multiple dimensions. First year students will experiment in both analog and digital media, using paint, print, and light. This course uses narrative as a topical point of entry to investigate the way color informs meaning.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic design and color concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate purposeful application of visual organizational principles.
  • Demonstrate ability to use analog and digital processes in order to construct meaning.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use design and color in multiple dimensions.
  • Consider cross cultural and intercultural learning in the classroom as a local, national and global learning space.

 

CONSISTENCY GUIDELINES

Student Learning Outcome Required Content
Demonstrate understanding of basic design and color concepts and practices
  • Multiple Compositions with Value
    • Sample Lesson Plans
Demonstrate purposeful application of visual organizational principles.
  • Creating Space with values
    • Sample Lesson Plans

Demonstrate ability to use analog and digital processes in order to construct meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Digital Competencies
    • Basic composite imaging
      • image size/resolution/file type/saving/exporting
      • Combining two or more images together
      • Layer blending modes
      • Making and working with selections (cutting and pasting)
      • How to make a new document (specify size and resolution in Photoshop)
    • Basic vector drawing
      • How to make a new document (specify size etc), save and export Illustrator files
      • How to use the color well (stroke and fill) to add color to objects
      • How to make and arrange basic objects (shapes, text, lines etc)
      • Difference between vectors and bitmaps

Demonstrate an ability to use design and color in multiple dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Color Theory
    • Color Wheel
    • Color Vocabulary 
      • Complementary
      • Analogous
      • Cross complements
      • Simultaneous contrast
      • Warm and Cool
  • Color Practice
    • Albers
      • Two colors look like one
      • One color looks like two
      • Transparency
      • Warm and cool shifts
    • Color Mixing
      • Additive
      • Subtractive
    • Sample Lesson Plans
Consider cross cultural and intercultural learning in the classroom as a local, national and global learning space.

Determined by the Professor

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