Packaging Designer

As a prospective packaging designer, you will develop in a creative study environment with access to the latest technical solutions in the packaging industry. The school’s unique profile, comprehensive view and understanding of the entire production flow ”from concept sketch to finished packaging” constitutes skills in demand in the industry. This broad base gives you endless possibilities.

Packaging design includes working with the creative graphic design, the packaging’s form and function. The term also includes knowledge of logistics, store exposure and more. The program gives you skills that cover the knowledge gaps between design, construction, repro, printing and post-processing.

Program structure

Packaging Design is a two-year higher vocational education with a focus on design, form and function. The program develops and challenges your creative ability. Theory and practice provide knowledge and understanding of the whole in packaging design. Constructive feedback combined with personal interaction leads to individual development. The studies consist of practical and theoretical training, where the emphasis is on practical problem solving. During the program, the students work with actual assignments from various companies and organizations to create as realistic a working environment as possible. The objective is to prepare the student for the industry’s requirements.

The program offers a stimulating working environment with the latest technical equipment. With skilled teachers and broad industry contacts, a creative study environment and good future prospects are created.


Degree project
30 hve credits
Graphic data
30 hve credits
Graphic design
60 hve credits
On the job training
140 hve credits
Packaging design
25 hve credits
Packaging construction
60 hve credits
40 hve credits
Production technology
15 hve credits

Praktik - Lärande i arbete

In a HVE program, a large part of the education comprises
practical placement, also known as on-the-job training (OJT). Here, you have the chance to test your knowledge in real working life. The business contacts you make during your placement sessions often lead to work directly after the program.

You can do your placement either in Sweden or abroad. Brobygrafiska  has a large national and international network with leading companies in the industry. Some examples of companies where our students have done their placement are:


Once you have completed your period of study with passing grades in all courses, you receive a Diploma in Higher Vocational Education. If you do not have enough credits for a full degree, you receive a course certificate.

After completed training

After the program, you can work as a graphic designer, packaging designer, packaging constructor, packaging developer and packaging coordinator. Examples of workplace are advertising agencies, design agencies, design firms, converters, packaging material manufacturers or brand owners.

Higher Vocational College

Higher vocational education is a form of post-secondary education that combines theory with strong vocationally related practical elements. On the job training makes up one third of the studies. The program lead to vocational skills relevant to the graphics industry, which means that the student can quickly enter working life.

Entry requirements and selection

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All qualified applicants a called to take an oral and practical test as part of the selection process. To apply for exemption from the admission requirements, please contact the Student and Vocational Guidance Counselor at Brobygrafiska.


Application open
February 1 2018
Application deadline
May 13 2018
Start of courses
August 27 2018


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