Colour and Composition (GRT261) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Colour and Composition GRT261 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Pınar Bingöl
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The purpose is to make students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to use composition color effectively and purposefully in the field of graphic design.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knows the theory about color
  • Knows the composition and harmony types
  • Uses color effectively in graphic design
  • Knows about dyes and dying techniques
  • Knows and applies the collage technique
Course Content The formation and definition of the color, light colors and pigment colors, color theory, color psychology, color sociology; the main colors, Dec colors, simultaneous (misleading) colors, complementary (complementary) and cold-warm colors and the composition of the theoretical applications.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Knowledge about the purpose, scope, methods, and sources of the course
2 Definition and formation of color.
3 Light colors and pigment colors.
4 Color theories, color psychology and color sociology.
5 Applications in main colors, intermediate colors, deceptive colors, complementary and cold-hot colors.
6 Applications in main colors, intermediate colors, deceptive colors, complementary and cold-hot colors.
7 Midterm
8 Valor, tone, color depth, color saturation studies.
9 Color harmony studies.
10 Color harmony studies.
11 Color contrasts. Colorable contrast, plain contrast, cold-hot contrast.
12 Quality contrast, light-dark contrast.
13 Complementary contrast.
14 Quantity contrast.
15 The subjects continue.
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. L.GIBSON, Forensic Art Essentials, California, 2008
2. J. PRAG and N.RICHARD, Making Faces, London, 1997
3. T. KAREN, Forensic Art, New York, 2001

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 40
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquires Art and Design culture and aesthetic knowledge, theoretical and applied knowledge about the discipline. X
2 Knows the legal regulations and processes about Art and Design.
3 Has knowledge about interdisciplinary interaction associated with the relevant field of Art and Design.
4 Describes the concepts, ideas, facts, and problems related with the field; perceives, designs, and applies them multi-dimensionally. X
5 Evaluates interaction with sub-disciplines related with the field, uses the information creatively. X
6 Works, undertakes responsibility, and carries out plans individually and as a group member.
7 Identifies the learning requirements about the field, and directs his learning within a lifelong sense of social conscience. X
8 Uses information and communication technologies required by the field at least at an advanced level of Europe Computer Literacy License.
9 Follows new information relevant with the field and communicates with colleagues using a foreign language (Europe Language Portfolio General Level: B1 Level).
10 Creates projects supporting solution suggestions to problems in his field with qualified and quantified data; shares them with experts and non-experts.
11 Converts concrete and abstract concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original products, analyzes the acquired information and skills with a critical approach. X
12 Is aware of national and international values of art and design, and acts in accordance with ethical values.
13 Has knowledge, equipment, and aesthetic awareness about art culture and history that is necessary for carrying out successful studies related with the discipline.
14 Has enough awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, and protection of cultural values and environment, occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 2 8
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 2 4 8
Homework Assignments 1 5 5
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 75