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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED: 00669      HEGIS 1009

The major in Packaging Design prepares students for careers as packaging designers global brand packaging design industry, in positions ranging from designer to creative director in brand design agencies to in-house corporate design departments. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAPK 317 - Packaging Design Process3
PK 318 - Packaging Design Studio I3
PK 325 - Typography for Brand Packaging2
PK 341 - Computer Graphics for Packaging Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Art History (G9)*3
choice - see Requirements**3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAPK 319 - Packaging Design Studio II3
PK 342 - Advanced Computer Graphics for Packaging Design2
PK 343 - Explorations in 3D for Packaging Design3
PK 354 - Packaging Design Strategy3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAPK 315 - Digital Prepress for Packaging Design2
PK 413 - Sustainable Packaging Design Development3
PK 418 - Packaging Design Studio III3
PK 463 - Packaging Design for Professional Practice3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Art History*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAPK 491 - Internship3
PK 427 - Packaging Design Portfolio Preparation3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 62

*Fall 2016 Requirements:  See below

Liberal Arts and Art History: 18 credits

  • English: 3 credits. CHOICE of EN 266EN 322, EN 325, 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 (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and 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 and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses

**Related Area Electives: 6 credits
CHOICE of any two to four elective courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits in Advertising Design (AD), Advertising and Marketing Communications (AC), Computer Animation and Interactive Media (CG), Creative Technologies (CT), Graphic Design (GD), Illustration (IL), Interior Design (ID), Photography (PH), Toy Design (TY), and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design (VP).