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Course Description

Artists, designers, and merchandisers embark on an 8-week certificate program that cultivates their ability to use color to achieve success and increase sales with an understanding of consumer behavior. Work hands-on developing professional palettes to make confident design, styling and merchandising decisions. This certificate program includes a panel discussion by industry experts who work with color in their fields, career coaching, and a special session conducted by a top trend expert. Visits and demos include FIT’s unique color facilities.

Learner Outcomes

  • How color impacts branding and purchasing decisions, including subliminal messaging
  • How to use color as a creative competitive tool
  • Color psychology in today’s multi-cultural market
  • Professional color vocabulary, resources, and guides
  • Create color palettes, combinations, and stories
  • How to use color as a mood and appearance enhancer
  • The art and science of color forecasting
  • Possible career paths and advancement


In-Person sections include a $100 fee for in-class supplies not listed below.

Course Materials: Students should expect to purchase some workshop-related materials assigned at the first class and have a color wheel by The Color Wheel Co for the first class of the program.


This course may be offered in-person, remotely, or online; please click each available section to view more details.

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6:30PM to 9:30PM
Mar 18, 2024 to May 15, 2024
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