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Packaging Design and Communication (11067.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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This unit examines design elements, forms, materials and applications of packaging design. Students engage in a mix of theoretical and practical production activities to develop critical and applied understanding of communication design for three dimensional application and construction of packaging solutions. The focus of the unit is in using the design process to create practical, commercially appropriate packaging designs.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Adapt fundamental packaging design principles and methods for different contexts and materials;

2. Identify and apply design and production of packaging techniques to communicate design solutions; and

3. Demonstrate expertise in graphic design technology and relevant approaches.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours on-campus of studio and project based learning per week.


11041 Visual Representation Techniques



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