Packaging Design

Duration

16 hours

Mode

Face-to-face

Location

City Campus

Cost

$450

Next Intake

To be determined

Overview

Keen to learn how to design packaging? Learn the workflow for creating 3D packaging forms from a practising industrial designer. Learn the elements of packaging design and a wide variety of packaging methods and materials. The focus is using the design process to create practical, commercially appropriate packaging designs. The emphasis is on selecting the appropriate packaging form and material. Graphic design of packaging will be covered in this course, but is not the focus of this course.

Course content

  • Introduction to the design process and how it relates to creating successful packaging
  • Principles of Communication through packaging design
  • Cardboard packaging design materials, techniques and process
  • Designing other forms of packaging (example blow moulding, thermoformed, foam)
  • Mockup and prototyping techniques
  • Designing Bottles and Containers
  • Demonstration of Packaging design tools and software
  • Sustainability and Packaging design
  • Future packaging innovations

Timetable

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites, but students without graphic design experience may be interested in supplementing this course with a graphic design course.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

Design students or professional wanting to gain new skills in 3-dimensional packaging design or for those wanting to get a better understanding of the packaging design process.

Outcome

Students will gain a working knowledge of the processes, techniques and skills to implement different forms of packaging. They will use these skills to produce their own packaging design mockups.

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