Seniors in the graphic design program within the Stuckeman School will present the culmination of their work from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 6 on the third floor of the Stuckeman Family Building.
Previously known as the “Film Follies,” the annual tradition of showcasing the work of seniors within program started in 1971 under former (and legendary) 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. “The 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.
Trice, who himself is a 1987 graduate of the graphic design program and participated in the “Film Follies” that year, returned to Happy Valley last year as a faculty member and recognized the opportunity seniors had to use the show as a platform to demonstrate the scope and breadth of their work.
The work displayed during the show will include the seniors’ print, branding/logo and app designs from freshman through senior year.