Colour Theory and History of Painting IM00CK59-3004

Colour Theory and History of Painting

Code: IM00CK59-3004

5 cr

Language of instruction: English

Course dates: 05.02.2019 - 02.04.2019

75.00 €

TAMK Mediapolis, Tampere

Registration a minimum of two weeks before the beginning of the course.

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Open University of Applied Sciences

Course dates

05.02.2019 13:00 - 16:00
12.02.2019 09:00 - 15:00
19.02.2019 09:00 - 12:00
19.02.2019 13:00 - 16:00
05.03.2019 09:00 - 12:00
05.03.2019 13:00 - 16:00
12.03.2019 09:00 - 15:00
19.03.2019 09:00 - 12:00
19.03.2019 13:00 - 16:00
26.03.2019 09:00 - 12:00
26.03.2019 13:00 - 16:00
02.04.2019 09:00 - 12:00
02.04.2019 12:30 - 15:00
02.04.2019 13:00 - 16:00


Student is able to observe colours, shapes, composition and perspective. Student is able to recognize various colour systems and can use them. Students have a basic knowledge and understanding of some of the key historical periods and critical developments that inform contemporary painting practice and theory. Student is able to collaborate in an international student team.


Colour systems, theory, analysis, practical work


Basics of the subject.

Teaching methods

In colour theory part: lectures, tasks, feedback discussions

Teaching material

In colour theory part: Lectures will be delivered as pdf-files by Tabula implementation

Methods and grounds for evaluation

Evaluation based on an attendance and activity in lectures and working and quality of returned tasks.

Student’s use of time and effort

In colour theory part: 30 hours (5 x 6 h) for lectures, working and feedback

Other information

In the course there are two independet part: Colour Theory (by Antti Haapio) and History of Painting (by N.N.)

Degree programme and study field

Degree Programme in Media and Arts

Contact teaching group

The educational provision of the open UAS consists of degree programme courses. Contact teaching takes place either in degree student groups which have places reserved for open UAS students or in separate open UAS groups. Contact teaching of these studies is organised in degree student groups.

How to register?

Please register for the course you wish to take using the registration form provided at the top of this page. Submit the form two weeks before the beginning of the course at the latest. After that, you can contact the Open UAS Office (avoinamk@tamk.fi) to ask if there are any free places available.

Registration becomes binding 7 days before the beginning of the course. We will send an invitation to the email address you have given. The invitation will include detailed instructions about starting the studies.

TAMK’s degree students register through the student administration system, Pakki. They will be admitted if there are free places on the course. The studies are free of charge for degree students.

Payment terms

The payment term is 21 days net from the invoice date.

Cancellation terms

Registration becomes binding 7 days before the course begins. The study place has to be cancelled by contacting the Open UAS Office by email (avoinamk(at)tamk.fi). If cancelled later, the whole fee is charged. Please remember to cancel your registration in time if you cannot start the studies. It is never enough simply to inform a teacher that you wish to cancel your registration.

Updated 21.01.2019

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