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UTA Students Win Awards for "Outside the Box" Package Designs

Friday, April 29, 2016

UTA’s Visual Communication Design program, part of the Art + Art History Department in the College of Liberal Arts, was recently ranked among the top public graphic art design schools and colleges in the nation by Career Animation Review.

UTA is the only university in Texas partnering with the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). In the unique packaging lab on campus, UTA's Visual Communication Design program offers curriculum in the structural design of corrugated materials.

Students gain real-world experience in the packaging design industry thanks to Jana Harris, a UTA graduate and co-owner of Harris Packaging Corporation and American Carton Company. Harris and her sister Jenise Cox work closely with the Visual Communication Design program to provide scholarships and internships to students. Two UTA graduates are also now full-time employees.

During the Spring 2016 semester, Visual Communication Design seniors Elena Chudoba, Andrea Ortega, and Andrew Czap won first place in a national ICPF design contest.