Where to Study Color
(updated May 2020)
After a years of research and some input from our website visitors, we came up with a list of educational institutions that offer courses in color. By no means is it a complete list ... but it's a beginning. If we don't have a listing for your state or country, it's due to the fact that we haven't received any information from you. (And this is purely volunteer work on our part.)
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Where to Study Color - An Alphabetical Listing
International School of Color and Design (Sydney, Australia)
Colour Design Diploma offered
Julian Ashton Art School (Sydney, Australia)
Colour Light and Vision. Intensive 5-day/weekend workshops in all aspects of colour and lighting relevant to the artist.
tafeSA - Marleston Campus
University of theSunshine Coast - Queensland
Offers numerous courses that include the colour theory and research.
The School of Colour and Design Australia
COFA, the College of Fine Arts of the University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia - The School of Art offers two courses (SART 2836 + SART 9742) in colour to undergraduates and postgraduates including an interdisciplinary course dedicated to the study of the languages and the semiotics of colour.The School of Art History also offers a course (SAHT 2215) on the history of colour theory.
The Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA)
Queensland, Auatralia - Offers two colour courses "Colour Mixing Made Easy" and "Colourful Compositions"
Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Antwerp
Courses on color theory & history
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC)
Every student is required to take a Colour course in their foundation year.
Ontario College of Art and Design
Studio Course: Colour Theory and Practice. Also many foundation courses in colour.
British Columbia Institue of Technology
INTD 2130 Colour for Interior Design
IUP ARTS APPLIQUÉS, Montauban, France (Licence 3 et Master)
Master Couleur/Architecture-Espace, Strabsourg, France
Summer program in Paris - Colorado College
AS 110/210 4610 Color: Theory and Practice
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Full-time "Colour Design" study - several courses in color theory, color planning, history of color, etc.
Institute for Color Science and Technology
Color Design and Technology
IACC Schools of Japan for Color and Interior Design
RCG - Seoul
Ramies Colorist in Gang-nam
Korean instructed courses offered are:
Colour Theory Specialize, Fashion Colourist, Environment Colourist, Media Art Colourist, and State Registered Colourist (S. Korea)
Grupo Nasco, S.A. de C.V
Courses of Color Science and Light, Color Theory basics, Quality Control, Formulation, etc. Custom courses availabl.
(For many application (sPlastics, Paints, Graphic Arts, Textile and more).
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik, Norway
Provides several courses on color, within their media-related bachelor and master programmes.
Also, the web site of our master programmes which are now taught in English to accomodate international students
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Master's of Color in Architecture.
Technikon Natal Foundation
Offers a course in colour theory
Centre for Colour Design Technology
University of Leeds (UK)
Department of Colour Chemistry
University of Leeds
City Lit [Adult Education College
Covent Garden, Central London
Evening and weekend courses on colour throughout the year
London Art College
Colour Awareness course for artists which is a distance learning course.
Holistic Design Institute
Special courses in Colour Thereapeutics
Irish International School of Colour Therapy
UK acredited school offers international home study
Colour Therapy and Colur Workshops
The Design Ecademy
Colour Consultancy Course -http://www.thedesignecademy.com/online-colour-consultancy-course
IACC Education Programs World-Wide
Europe - Multiple locations in Spain/France/Finland/Norway
CIMET - Color in Informatics and Media Technology
A masters program that is a collaboration between the University of Saint-Etienne (France), University of Joensuu (Finland), University of Granada (Spain) and Gjøvik University College (Norway)
Some great guides
Interior Design Degrees & Programs Guide
This is a comprehensive and unbiased list of every school that offers an Interior Design Degree in the US.
MFA Degree Programs
This is a a website to help up and coming artists who are looking for an MFA degree program in the the visual arts and performance arts.
Resources for Art Students
Guide to art scholarships
Updated guide to architecture
United States - State Listings
Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
Dept. of Art & Design
Course: Color Theory/Art 260
Californa State - Long Beach
California State Universty, Sacramento
Color courses offered:
Art Department - http://www.asn.csus.edu/art/
Design Department - http://www.csus.edu/design/
Cuesta College- San Luis Obispo
Art 229 COLOR offered in Division of Fine Arts
Fresno State University
Interaction of Color class
The University of California, Santa Cruz Extension
Color Theory and Practice
San Francisco State University - Interior Design Dept.
Offers a dedicated class in color , ID 240 - Color and Design.
UCLA Extension - Professional Level Interior Design Program.
Los Angeles, California, USA
Color Theory X452
City College in San Francisco
Offers Color in Design - 150, Photo 55 -Color Theory in Photography, Photo 95 -A&B Beginning and Intermediate Color Printing.
IACC Seminars for Color and Environment
San Diego , California
MiraCosta Community College
Design and Color
University of Denver
ARTS 1055 - Color Theory
An investigative introduction to color theory and practical color application
ART 210 CC: DECODING COLOR - Decoding Color: Factual vs. Actual Color
University of Hartford
Two excellent foundation courses in 2D design, one on black and white and one on color.
Florida State University
Atlanta College of Art (Atlanta)
Several courses in color, including "Color Projects" - an interdisciplinary course on color.
Harrington Institute of Interior Design (Chicago)
Fundamentals of Color in Interior Design
Fort Hayes State University
Art Department - http://www.fhsu.edu/art/
University of Kentucky
Art Department - http://www.uky.edu/FineArts/Art/
Eastern Kentucky University
Art Department - http://www.art.eku.edu/
Western Kentucy University
Villa Julie College
Art Department - http://www4.vjc.edu/Art/
Fitchburg State College
Graphic Design Department - http://raven.fsc.edu/graphics/
Boston Architectural College
Color Course - Download PDF for course
College for Creative Studies - Detroit
MFA - Color & Materials Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
(Dazzling web site but no information about courses)
Western Michigan University
Art Department - http://www.wmich.edu/cfa/
Eastern Michigan University and Detroit Colour Council
Short courses and workshops:: Color Technology and Detroit CC Training
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Color Design Course
Southwest Missouri State
Course in Color Theory
Central Missouri State University/ Art Department
Design II - Color Theory & Design Principles
University of Missouri-Columbia.
A dedicated course: Color Theory.
University of Nebraska -Kearney
Art Department - http://www.unk.edu/acad/art/
Comprehensive online courses. Learn online at your own pace. From Professor Jill Morton
SUNY Purchase College - State University of New York
Course in Light & Color
Rocherster Institute of Technology
RIT Munsell Color Science Laboratory
University of Buffalo - Department of Architecture
The online course offerings include a graduate course on color -"Color Culture" which focuses on the relationship between color and three-dimensional space.
Appalachian State University
Columbus College of Art and Design
Color courses - including MFA of Color and Material Design
Color and Communication course
Moore College of Art
Course Name: AR195 Color
Art Institue of Pittsburgh
Offers a Color Theory course that is included in many of their programs
Oral Roberts University - Art Department
Color in Design - Art 105
Rhode Island School of Design
Fundamentals of Color course
Memphis College of Art
Color courses including "Color, Form, Painting"
University of Memphis
San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
Design III - a dedicated course in color theory
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Design 3 - Color Class - Summer
Austin Community College
Visual Communication Department
Course description for Color Theory
Virginia Commonwealth University
Interior Design Department has a one semester on color and light.
Salt Lake Community College
Theory & Psychology of Color
The Seattle Academy of Fine Art
Color Theory (from classical to modern)is included in every painting course. Also, veryspecific programs in color theory.
Cornish College of the Arts
Several color courses
School of Visual Concepts
University of Wyoming - Art Department
Color Foundations course
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