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Packaging Design and Business

Packaging design is a crucial element for both customer and manufacturer. It often refers to a system including the creation of a product, structural design for protection, and graphical design for communication with customers.  The packaging program at Virginia Tech offers a series of courses covering the fundamental design principles to the advanced experiential design studio course.  To meet with the societal demand about sustainability,  each course focuses on the connection of  individual packaging component.

For last five years, VT packaging students went to the broad business sectors as a packaging designer or packaging structural designer. It includes CPG companies, packaging converters, and packaging suppliers. In this area, the average starting salary of fresh graduate may be $60 to $65K based on the recent VT alumni salary survey.