School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED: 00669      HEGIS 1009

The major in Packaging Design prepares students for careers as package designers in a number of diverse industries, in positions ranging from designer and junior designer to creative director in brand design firms, and in-house corporate design departments. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAPK 313 - Advanced Packaging Design I4
PK 324 - Packaging Brand Development2
PK 325 - Typography for Brand Packaging2
PK 336 - Packaging Materials and Methods2
PK 341 - Computer Graphics for Packaging Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Art History (G9)*3
choice - see Writing*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAPK 315 - Digital Prepress for Packaging Design2
PK 316 - Advanced Packaging Design II3.5
PK 326 - Packaging Design Interdisciplinary Projects1.5
PK 331 - Flexible Packaging3
PK 342 - Advanced Computer Graphics for Packaging Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts electives*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAPK 412 - Advanced Packaging Design III3.5
PK 426 - 3D Concepts for Packaging Design1.5
PK 431 - Sustainable Packaging Design1.5
PK 451 - Survey of Packaging Design2
RELATED AREABE 261 - Starting a Small Business3
DE 401 - Point-of-Purchase Ad/Display2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Art History*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAPK 461 - Packaging Portfolio Development2.5
PK 491 - Internship3
PK 492 - Senior Projects in Packaging Design2
RELATED AREAPH 306 - Digital Photography for Packaging Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts electives*6
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)1.5-3
 Total Credits: 67-68.5

*Fall 2015 Requirements:  See below.

Liberal Arts and Art History: 18 credits

  • English: 3 credits. CHOICE of EN 266EN 322EN 325EN 361EN 362EN 363, or EN 364
  • Writing: 3 credits. CHOICE of EN 266, EN 322 , EN 361EN 362EN 363, or EN 364
  • History of Art: 6 credits. CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9) and one (1) additional HA course. See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.  
  • Liberal Arts electives: 9 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Mathematics), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.