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ACG203 - Packaging Design

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(This unit is available only to students enrolled in A328, A351, A352, A353, A355, A356, A357, A358, A359)

Unit chair:T Meyrick

For students who commenced their course prior to 2011: ACG102  

For students commencing from 2011: ACG101 and ACG103



Incompatible with:


Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit will focus on packaging and its associated considerations such as issues of the environment, waste and sustainability and the most effective use of materials and forms. Following a critique of old aesthetic traditions and today’s market, students will explore modern forms and cohesive collections to develop innovative packaging ideas and solutions. This will involve negotiation and relation with industry for production and manufacture. In addition, students will investigate Point of Sale and retail merchandising and will enter the Southern Cross Packaging Awards Competition.


Assessment 1) 20% design project

Assessment 2) 30% design project

Assessment 3) 50% research and design project

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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