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Packaging Design

ARTDES 423.001, Winter 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $50
Instructor(s): Greene, Jill
Semester: Winter 2024

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 333: Information Design, ARTDES 358: Publication Design. OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

Description: This studio course explores three-dimensional structures for a broad range of products that not only protect package contents but also create an experience for the user. Students examine the impact of messages when composed with purpose in three-dimensional space. Conceptual development, prototyping, materials, typography, image making, composition, design, and form are fully contemplated and explored to create experimental and impactful packaging. The course also focuses on the fundamentals of sustainable design for packaging design, including social, sustainable, and environmental issues, characteristics of various sustainable materials, life cycle analysis, and understanding how to apply this knowledge to create positive change.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the winter term of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.