Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Media, Design en IT
Expert Class Packaging 38188/3076/2324/1/10
Study guide

Expert Class Packaging

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • International programmes Media, Design and IT
    Programme option:
    • GDM International - Brand Design
    Choice package:
    • Subjects of your choice - Brand Design
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 8 credits
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 208,00 hours

Short description

Within Pack Expert Class, you will gain insight into the packaging sector and the possibilities of creating a 3D consumer experience. We look beyond paper and cardboard and discover new materials and integrated communication applications that appeal to all senses. We go out and explore the parameters that are important in packaging.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

You know the technical possibilities and limitations of various materials.
You can communicate fluently with specialists in the field in the right jargon.
You can correctly advise a customer on the choice of packaging.
You can optimize existing artwork for different carriers.

Course content

The following topics are covered:

  • Materials and their potential
  • Packaging for food migration and suitable inks
  • Ecodesign & sustainability
  • POS (Displays & stackawraps)
  • Drop tests
  • Legislation per packaging sector
  • Trends (Smart packaging (RFID ...), Fragrance)

Study material (text): Mandatory

The course material will be made available digitally via Digitap.

For this class, keep in mind additional costs for:

  • access to LinkedIn Learning (+/- 15 euro, to be renewed every academic year)
  • Adobe Creative software (+/- 75 euro, renewable every academic year)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Practicum36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours172,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series50,00
Eerste examenperiodeSkills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)50,00indien- en presentatiemomenten kunnen in de examenperiode gepland worden - raadpleeg de studiewijzer voor de exacte afspraken
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series50,00
2nd examination periodSkills assessment during the examination series50,00

Evaluation (text)

Submissions for evaluation shall always consist of the candidate's own work and shall be submitted within the deadlines provided. If ideas, images or texts, ideas, designs or parts of designs of others are used, the author, designer and/or location of the work must be clearly mentioned to avoid plagiarism - and thus exam fraud.

Note: The effective examination format will be communicated via Digitap. The effective exam time is communicated via Webuntis.