Color in Design

  /  Color in Design

This course presents one of the most basic principles of fashion design and styling: Color. Color is a fundamental element in fashion design that can evoke an emotional response but is also determined by scientific principles. Students will learn historical background of color, various traditional color theory and color abstractions.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Identify, define and implement basic color terms, theories, systems and  processes
  • Identify and apply color use to basic design principles including: Unity, variety, balance, movement scale, dominance, simplicity/ economy
  • Develop an awareness of color psychology
  • Explore and apply Color, Media and Techniques to create effective visual compositions
  • Explore hue, value, saturation, warm/cool, complementary and simultaneous contrast
  • Demonstrate symbolic, emotional and visual use of color.

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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