Course code MākZ3026
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 40 6 10 40
E-courses MākZ3026: Colouristics IV
Course annotation The aim of the course is to gain an understanding of the psychological aspect of colour perception, colour symbolism and colour in selfexpression.
Tasks include researching expressive, aesthetic and phylosophical aspects of the choice and application of colours in works of art by various authors and of different styles and movements. Practical exercises as a verification of the uniformity of theory and practice as well as an opportunity for selfexpression.
Results During the course, the students will acquire and be able to demonstrate:
Academic competences:
knowledge and comprehension of
a variety of colour applications in different spheres of art, cultures and styles and in the creation of particular authors ;

Professional competences:
skills of applying knowledge:
they will improve their skill use colour as a mean of visual expression;

they will improve their skill of analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating :
the use colour in art;

communication skills:
they will improve their skill to exhibit art works;
they will improve their skill to present their results of the research.

learning skills:
independently use various sources in making art works.
Course plan 1.Colour and communication: fine arts, design. L2
2 The psychological perception of colour. S2
3 Colour symbolism in art. S4
4 The function of colour in design. L2Ld12 S2
5 The function of colour in fine art. L2Ld12 S2

Requirements for obtaining credit points An independent research paper about colour and its use in art with visual appendices and its presentation – 30%.
Exam-show: two practical tasks –40 %.

Study programmes Art