Light and Colour (MTT161) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Light and Colour MTT161 1 2 0 2 5
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, Demonstration, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdem Ünver
  • Instructor Meral Öztürk
Course Assistants
Course Objectives - ComprehendingLight and Colour - Being able to performcolour applications
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • - It defines colour and concepts related to it.
  • - It draws geometrical order studies.
  • - It performs colour applications with required qualifications.
Course Content The definition and formation of colour, light colours and pigment colours, colour theories, colour psychology, colour sociology; main colours, intermediate colours, simultaneous colours, complementary and hot-cold colours; concepts such as valeur, ton, colour depth, saturation; colour harmony and colour contrasts.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Information on the aim, scope, method and resources of the course. At the end of each course, students will be informed about the next topic and students will be provided with the necessary preparations.
2 Definition and formation of colour. "
3 Light colours and pigment colours. "
4 Colour theories, colour psychology and colour sociology. "
5 Applications with main colours, intermediate colours, simultaneous, complimentary, warm-cold colours. "
6 Applications with main colours, intermediate colours, simultaneous, complimentary, warm-cold colours. "
7 Midterm --
8 Studies on valeur, ton, colour depth, and colour saturation. "
9 Studies on colour harmony. "
10 Studies on colour harmony. "
11 Colour contrasts. Dummy contrast, simple contrast, warm-cold contrast. "
12 Quality contrast, light-dark contrast. "
13 Complementary contrast. "
14 Quantity contrast. "
15 Quantity contrast. "
16 Final examination --


Course Book 1. Ünver, E., Işık ve Renk Teorileri ders notları, Atılım Üniversitesi
2. Çağlarca, S., Renk ve Armoni Kuralları, İnkılap Kitabevi,İst.,1993.

Evaluation System

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

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire extensive theoretical and applied knowledge about the field of art and design. X
2 To conduct academic research on the terms, notions, cases and issues related to the field; to identify, comprehend, design and apply them through proper/correct methods and techniques. X
3 To transform the field knowledge into creative thinking skills. X
4 To be able to plan and carry out projects, related to the field, in conceptual and production process both as an individual and as a member of a group. To evaluate and share the results with society.
5 To specify the field competencies and to develop a lifelong social responsibility and critical thinking ability.
6 To be able to use information technologies in the field effectively at the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
7 To have a good command of a foreign language at European Language Portfolio B1 Level and to be able to communicate with the colleagues and to follow the developments in the field.
8 To produce and carry out projects by using quantitative and qualitative data in the field and to share them with the professionals or non-professionals. X
9 To be aware of national and international values in art and design and to acquire professional ethics.
10 To transform the abstract and concrete concepts into creative thoughts and authentic works.
11 To gain knowledge about culture and history of art and acquire an esthetical consciousness.
12 To acquire sufficient knowledge and develop an awareness of the universal justice, cultural, ethical and natural preservation, and 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 13 4 52
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125