UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Seniors in the Penn State graphic design program within the Stuckeman School will present the culmination of their work from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, on the third floor of the Stuckeman Family Building at University Park.
Previously known as the “Film Follies,” the annual tradition of showcasing the work of seniors in the program started in 1971 under former program head Lanny Sommese. The show was a combination of short film sequences — touching on a broad range of topics, including social commentaries, comedies, experimental imagery and more — that the seniors put together based on their projects. Each year the sequences would reflect a particular theme.
This spring, however, marks a considerable change in the work that is presented during the senior showcase. "Follies,” as they are now known, are the result of a new senior-level graphic design course on events design and production, which was created — and is taught — by Rodney Allen Trice, professor of practice in graphic design.