Advanced Color Theory (MMR653) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Color Theory MMR653 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Elif Güneş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course is aimed to give the skill of conducting scientific research in different dimensions of color and to analyze and interpret existing scientific researches by increasing the theoretical and methodological level of knowledge on color theory.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. Reflecting the knowledge by questioning and discussing on the academic environment. 2. Conducting and interpreting scientific research on color theory. 3. Conducting research methods that are suitable for topic and objective of the study. 4. Presenting a report that is suitable for the scientific writing rules.
Course Content Dimensions of color and basic factors in perception of color; psychological and physiological effects of color and their roles in two and three dimensional designs; comparisons of color systems (Munsell, CIE XYZ, NCS, etc.); analysis of scientific research in the field.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Description of the course and explanation of the process, discussion on references.
2 Vision, light and color.
3 Color theory, color harmony and color schemes.
4 Submission and presentation of the first assignment.
5 Color systems: properties, comparison and scientific research analyses of Munsell, CIE XYZ, NCS.
6 Psychological and physiological impact of color.
7 Color and emotions: Symbolic associations of color.
8 Color in art, design and architecture. Color application and theory for various spaces.
9 Analysis of scientific research - Analyzing the scientific researches existing in the literature on color theory within the topic, aim, methodology and findings.
10 Analysis of scientific research
11 Analysis of scientific research
12 Discussion on term paper – Discussion on the scientific research planned to be conduct within the scope of color theory with topic, aim, research question, hypothesis, methodology.
13 Discussion on term paper
14 Discussion on term paper – Interpretation of the statistical data obtained from the research.
15 Discussion on term paper - Writing the scientific research article with the obtained data.
16 Discussion on term paper - Writing the scientific research article with the obtained data.


Other Sources 1. Agoston, G. A. Colour theory and its application in art and design. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1987.
2. Pile, J. Color in Interior Design. McGraw Hill. Inc., New York, 1997.
3. Fehrman, K. R. and Fehrman, C. Color: The Secret Influence, Prentice-Hall. Inc., New Jersey, 2000.
4. Feisner, A. Color, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2006.
5. Egan, M. D. Concepts in Architectural Lighting, McGraw Hill. Inc., New York, 1983.
6. Bean, R. Lighting: Interior and Exterior, Architectural Press, Oxford, 2004.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 50
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation 2 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
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

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship 1 55 55
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 5 10
Homework Assignments 4 3 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125