Graduate Package Design
Master of Science (MS) in Package Design
Program Mission Statement: The MS programs educate students from diverse cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds in creative discipline, technical skills, collaborative abilities, academic knowledge, and managerial competence. While focusing on creative problem solving, the curriculum is pragmatic and industry-oriented. The comprehensive thesis demonstrates professional competence and includes extensive research, project formulation and production, and process documentation. Graduates of these programs enter the professional world with an outstanding body of work, prepared to become innovative leaders in the fields of graphic, package, and digital design.
Learning Outcomes: 1) Advanced professional competence, demonstrating depth of knowledge and achievement, in a well-developed, defendable and significant body of work; 2) Advanced capabilities with technologies, demonstrated in the creation, dissemination, presentation, documentation, and preservation of work; 3) The ability to think and plan independently; 4) An awareness of current issues and developments in communications design and the basic desire, ability and potential to contribute to the expansion of the field.
The application deadline for the MS Package Design is January 5.
Requirements for MS Package Design, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
DES-618 Typography I
DES-620 Visual Communications I
DES-625 Visual Perception
DES-677 Electronic Pre-Press
Semester 2Complete these courses.
DES-619 Typography II
DES-630 Packaging: Graphics I
DES-628 Structural Packaging
HA-601 Art History: Western Art OR
HD-662 History of Communications Design
Semester 3Complete these courses.
DES-631 Graphics Packaging Design II
DES-629 Packaging: Fragrance Packaging Research Workshop
DES-680 Digital Design
DES-660 Directed Research
Semester 4Complete these courses.
DES-699A Thesis I
DES-634 Marketing OR
DES-640 Design Management
Semester 5Complete these courses.
HD-505 History Of Modern Design OR
HD-506 Concepts Of Design
DES-699B Thesis II