Color Theory: Graphic Design

In Fall of 2009, I was given the opportunity to teach Color Theory in the AAS department. I am now a part time faculty member of the School of Art, Media & Technology. Through a broad spectrum of assignments ranging from simple Color-aid studies to more complex paintings and collages, my students gained a thorough understanding of the practical applications of Color Theory, as well as more technical and theoretical aspects of the subject.

In response to my students’ needs, I began to delve more deeply into the subject, and this semester, I have been asked to develop a Color Theory course which specifically addresses the interests of graphic designers: “Color Theory: Graphic Design.” As the school continues to adapt to today’s climate of media convergence, it is necessary to develop a more sharply focused curriculum in such fundamental elements as Color Theory. I am very gratified to be able to play a part in this important undertaking. I will keep you posted!

Bryan Meador, Album Cover for Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

Bryan Meador’s (BFA CD student) Album Cover was his interpretation of the final assignment in Color Theory Fall 2009. Working with Bryan on typography and composition in addition to color helped highlight the need for a more comprehensive Color Theory option.