Packaging Specialist

Learn the design tools, materials and production methods to make industrial packaging and packaging.

Course Description

The ITS Packaging Specialist Course trains new technicians in packaging and packaging production. At the end of this path you will become a polyvalent professional, able to follow the entire packaging development process, starting from the initial design up to production.

The course

The course prepares Packaging specialists with knowledge on materials and advanced project management skills.

Each product we touch has a box or packaging. Plastic, metal, wood, PVC, fabrics: there are dozens of materials that give an external shape to the products we see in shops, supermarkets and online stores.


The Packaging Specialist is a key figure within this context, which develops around the packaging industry. The Packaging specialist technician works closely with the production manager and the technical managers, and is called upon to supervise, manage and implement the production and technical-commercial processes.


It is a fascinating profession that combines creativity with industry and technology, with a constant eye on intelligent packaging techniques to protect the hygiene of the product and the environment.

During the course, you will learn the basics of law, economics and business organization, as well as in-depth notions on operations in Quality, Safety and Environment systems, Project management, organizational behavior and team working.

The goal is to offer versatile and 360 ° training on industrial processes, with technical, economic and legal knowledge, which will lead future Packaging Specialists to become an important resource within companies.

Job opportunities

At the end of the course of study the student will achieve the qualification of Packaging Specialist. It will therefore be able to fit into medium and large companies dealing with the management of packaging with a complete view of the technical, graphic and commercial aspects.

The main employment opportunities are in:

  • Packaging manufacturing companies
  • Packaging converters
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Manufacturing companies with packaging departments (pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic)
  • Labeling companies

Duration of the course

The training course has a duration of 2 years. It is organized into 1,000 hours of training each year, for a total of 2,000 hours divided as follows:

  • 1,200 hours of classroom and laboratory training
  • 800 hours of training / internship

Cost of the course

To participate in the course, a contribution of € 1,000 / year is required for supplementary teaching services (technological equipment, cloud platforms…).


There are exemptions based on income or merit.


Modulo Unità formativa ore
UFT01 Efficacia personale e stile comportamentale 16
UFT02 Protezione dei dati, diritto digitale, trasformazione digitale e blockchain 24
UFT03 Diritto commerciale, diritto del lavoro e GDPR 28
UFT04 Economia e organizzazione aziendale 52
UFT05 Qualità, ambiente, salute e sicurezza sui luoghi di lavoro 16
UFT06 Project Management 24
UFT07 Problem solving e creatività 16
UFT08 Design Thinking 20
UFT09 Comunicazione, capacità relazionali e costruzione del gruppo di lavoro 24
UFT10 Personal branding e orientamento al lavoro 16
UFT11 Team Working 24
UFT12 Lingua inglese e microlingua di settore 60


Modulo Unità formativa ore
UFS01 Progettazione grafica, infografica, web design, UX/UI design 76
UFS02 Strumenti software per la grafica e l’impaginazione 72
UFS03 Algoritmi e Programmazione Strutturata 28
UFS04 Sviluppo web front-end 80
UFS05 Digital Video Editor 100
UFS06 Digital Marketing e Social Media 80
UFS07 Modellazione 3D e realtà virtuale 60
UFS09 Stampa digitale e stampa 3D 40
PW01 Project work 56
UFS08 Progettazione di servizi digitali 80
UFS10 Marketing one-to-one 28
UFS11 Linguaggi avanzati per lo sviluppo front-end 76
UFS12 Affiliate Marketing 48
UFS13 Content Marketing Strategy 28

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What our students say about us

Victoria Monti
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In ITSAR I got hooked on the world of marketing and social media. I will continue in this sector after my diploma, I can't wait to start working.
Sabrina Militello
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Two very intense years of study, but I would do it again immediately! Each topic was interesting and useful to be able to start working immediately after the course
Paolo Casati
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I had the impression that once I finished my course I found a job much easier than my friends who graduated from classic universities.


Here is the answer to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Omnichannel Communication Specialist course. If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact us on this page.

The upper secondary education diploma is compulsory, but it does not need to be in the field of graphics and communication. A diploma of this type represents a preferential title, but it is not essential for enrollment purposes. Anyone with an upper secondary education diploma of any kind can enroll in the course.
To better prepare you for the entry test, we have collected a series of resources, basic courses and exercises that you can use for free. You can find all these materials on the dedicated page.

ITS Angelo Rizzoli is open to international exchanges and offers its students the opportunity to carry out experiences abroad. Our Institute adheres to the Erasmus program and organizes internships in several European countries.