Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GD 3470 - 3D Packaging

Credits: 3

Students utilize both traditional and digital media as an introduction to the skills necessary for designing packaging graphics and preparing accurate mock-ups as practiced within the Graphic Design industry. Content includes basic concept rendering, developing die-cut patterns, model-making, mock-up techniques, and both visual and verbal presentation skills. The course includes visits to package design and fabrication facilities in the Denver area.

Prerequisites: GD 2210 - Vector Illustration  and GD 2220 - Raster Image Processing  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Research and analyze experience-­based problems in packaging through a user­-centered lens.
  • Discuss packaging design solutions.
  • Integrate historical, social and cultural perspectives into packaging designs.
  • Produce packaging based on user-centered design principles.
  • Practice concept rendering and fabricate die-cut packaging, models, and mock-ups.

GD 3470 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding from Concept to Shelf, 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781118027066

Package Design Workbook: The Art + Science of Successful Packaging - ISBN: 9781592537082
Required Course Materials:

  • Sketchbook
  • Chipboard
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Camera
  • Computer with Adobe CC Suite and a word processing program
  • Miscellaneous supplies based on individual packaging design choices

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