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Course syllabus 2_FAR_AU - Colour Design Principles (FA - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture
Course unit title: Colour Design Principles
Course unit code: 2_FAR_AU
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam (3 credits)
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. arch. Andrea Urlandová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak, english
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The course aims at training students in the principles of formulating colour designs for the built environment. The objective is to achieve, that at the end of the course students will have obtained
- an overview of the current colour science - based knowledge on colour vision, perception, as well as trends, especially in the specific application areas of appropriate methods and processes for differentiated types of spaces;
- an understanding of the importance and effects of colours, the possibilities of applying them by means of using colour order systems;
- capacities to analyze environmnets from the point of view of colour, communicate on colour at an exact level
- capacities to work with colour conceptually.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
- the notion of colour, relevant terminology,
- colour vision and perception,
- professional interdisciplinary colour communication, colour measurement and specification,
- current colour order systems,
- colour effects and interactions, the aesthetical colour theory, principles of harmony,
- colour as an integral part of the design process. Approaches, practices and principles of colour design of spaces, buildings, ensembles,
- colour analyses and design methods.
Recommended or required reading:
URLANDOVÁ, A. Encyklopaedia Beliana, IV. zväzok, heslo Farba. Bratislava: Encyklopedický ústav SAV, 2005. 698 p. ISBN 80-224-0847-6.
URLANDOVA, A. ARC Laboratory Handbook , Vol.5.  [online]. 2008. URL: http://ICCROM.
URLANDOVÁ, A. Farba a architektonické/urbanistické navrhovanie 4.1 Problémový rámec - farba a architektonická a urbanistická tvorba. In Praktická príručka funkčných a technických požiadaviek na výstavbu. p. 4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and practical seminars.
Assesment methods and criteria: Exam
Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

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