Welcome

Vincent Olivieri

Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs

Welcome to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts! We are a diverse community of artists and scholars dedicated to exploring our world and interpreting that experience back out in the form of creative work. We view art-making as a civic responsibility, one that we practice daily in constant pursuit of growth. Our faculty are practicing artists and scholars themselves, with active careers in their fields, and our students are engaged in cutting edge research designed to push the boundaries of art-making and creativity, whether their discipline format is traditional or revolutionary.

From avant garde presentations to the largest commercial productions, our students, faculty, and alumni work at the highest levels of our fields, and our location in southern California places us in one of the world’s richest cultural environments. Every day, I am impressed by something new that the CTSA community has created, and I invite you to join us and be part of the vibrant creative environment here in the school of the arts!

Sincerely,

Vincent Olivieri

Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs

Key Contacts

 

Dean's Office

Vincent Olivieri, Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs

Amy Kim, Director of Student Affairs

Megan Enciso, Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Art Department

Kevin Appel, Chair

Simon Leung, Graduate Advisor

Program Overview

Dance Department

Molly Lynch, Chair

Mary Corey, Graduate Advisor

Alan Terricciano, Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Program Overview

Drama Department

Gary Busby, Chair

Lonnie Alcaraz, Graduate Advisor, Scenic Design & Lighting Design

Richard Bresttoff, Graduate Advisor, Acting

Robin Buck, Graduate Advisor, Music Direction/Conducting

Holly Poe Durbin, Graduate Advisor, Costume Design

Don Hill, Graduate Advisor, Stage Management

Mike Hooker, Graduate Advisor, Sound Design

Daphne Lei, Graduate Advisor, Drama & Theatre Ph.D. program

Jane Page, Graduate Advisor, Directing

MFA Program Overview

PhD Program Overview

Music Department

Michael Dessen, Chair

Ko Umezaki, Graduate Advisor

MFA Program Overview

PhD Program Overview

Associated Graduate Students

Amy Shine, CTSA representative

Shane Wood, CTSA representative

 

Useful Links

 

Associated Graduate Students of UCI

 

UAW Local 2865 (Student Workers Union)

 

Benefits

  • Student Health Clinic (on campus) offers: primary health care; immunizations and TB screenings; flu shots; basic radiology; clinical lab services; women’s health services; dermatology; otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); orthopedics/sports medicine; gastroenterology; chiropractic services; chronic medical care and disease management; travel consultations; and a pharmacy 
  • Dental care is available