Color Theory

Web Design
Course Aim
To provide the student with a thorough understanding, perception and use of color.
Of Interest To
Those interested in pursuing a career in graphic or Web design.
Method of Delivery
Online Learning supported by qualified online instructors.

Course Introduction

The Color Theory course deals with the abstract language of color. Students will learn basic color principles, terminology, and applications, with an emphasis on manipulating color. This course also deals with practical application of color, from applying color legibly to typography to using color effectively on-screen.

Course Prerequisites

Photoshop Basics or equivalent experience.

Course Notes

A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

  • Lesson 1:

Thinking about Color; Color Systems: Hue, Value, Intensity; Color Harmony

  • Lesson 2:

Color Interactivity; Interactivity: Value, Complements, Neutrals; Light; Color Plasticity; Creating Plasticity; Controlling Plasticity; Movement and Rhythm with Plasticity

  • Lesson 3:

Color in Design; CMYK and RGB Color Systems; Color, Web Design, and Psychology; Color and Type