Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Course has varying content and the learning outcomes are specified for each study event and align with programme outcomes. Please see MyCourses page for more detailed information

Credits: 3

Schedule: 16.10.2023 - 20.10.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markus Joutsela

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course has varying contents that may change annually. Different workshops/study events are organized by majors of Art & Media. 

    This Art&Media Programme course is an intensive workshop offered during week 7 of period 1. Several version of this workshop may be offered and students should be careful in choosing the specific workshop identified in their personal study plans.

  • applies in this implementation

    Paul Jackson is teaching his simple and powerful system for constructing very strong, glueless 'nets', which enables you to construct ANY 3D form made of polygons (a 'net' is the shape of the card when a 3D package is unfolded flat). 
    Step-by-step you will learn how to use this system, then use it to create your own amazing experimental packaging forms. Although the direct application of this system is in package design, anyone interested in polyhedrons, 3D form, 3D geometry and paper art/craft/design is welcome to come. The workshop is entirely hands-on.

    Techniques move gradually towards higher complexity, so missing days is not advised.

    Paul Jackson has been a professional paper artist and paper engineer for over 30 years. He teaches regularly in many countries, has written many books about the use of paper in design and frequently exhibits his own folded paper artworks.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    Participation in an intensive workshop or short course. The hourly amount of contact teaching and independent work is defined separately for each offered workshop. See MyCourses for detailed information.

  • applies in this implementation

    one week intensive workshop


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    The equipment used during the course:

    Cutting mat or thick board that you can cut on
    Sharp scalpel and new blades
    Protractor (measures angles)
    Pair of compasses
    Masking tape (not Sellotape)
    Hard (2H) pencils and erasers

    Recommended literature: 
    Paul Jackson (2012), Structural Packaging: Design your own Boxes and 3D Forms, Lawrence King

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

  • applies in this implementation

    The course is an optional part of Pack-Age minor program