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Inaugural dean of UCI arts school dies at 93

Clayton Garrison was internationally acclaimed choreographer, director

IRVINE, CA (August 7, 2015) – Clayton Garrison, founding dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine, died July 27 at the age of 93. He was a visionary stage director, choreographer and theater professor who left a lasting imprint on UCI and what’s now known as the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Garrison was invited by founding Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. to create a “department of arts” in 1964, the year before the campus opened. After committing to Aldrich and leaving UC Riverside, where he had been teaching, Garrison insisted that a single department with the arts lumped together would not suffice for the new university. He devised a plan for a “conservatory within the academy,” which then became the School of Fine Arts, one of UCI’s five original schools.

New dance outreach program connects underprivileged youth to UC Irvine

 

NEW DANCE OUTREACH PROGRAM CONNECTS UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH TO UC IRVINE PROVIDING AN ARTISTIC GATEWAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION

IRVINE, Calif. (August 6, 2015) -  Premiering next week is a newly emerged dance outreach program that seeks to establish a bond between underprivileged youth from Orange County and UC Irvine. The program, by the name of “Shining Stars” Summer Dance Program, is dedicated to providing an intimate, non-competitive, and free dance training experience for children ages 5 -12 years old.

Program founders Irishia Hubbard, current UCI undergraduate who is majoring in both Dance Choreography and Education, and Nicole Rivor, recent UCI graduate with a BFA in Dance Performance, created the program to show children the future they can have through the art of dance, and to show them what UC Irvine’s dance program can do to get you there.

UC Irvine Launches Digital Filmmaking Minor

UC IRVINE LAUNCHES DIGITAL FILMMAKING MINOR

IRVINE, Calif. (July 27, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is launching a new Minor in Digital Filmmaking. The Department of Art is accepting applications for the first classes which commence Fall Quarter 2015. The new program will give students across campus the skills to create sophisticated time-based media projects and learn expertise in production. The program boasts a hybrid of traditional and creative approaches with emphasis on the production of new works for delivery online. With the Minor, Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to produce digital film works with content that contributes to the future of film as an art form.

Call for Artist in Residence at UCI for Synthetic Biology Project

CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

IRVINE, CA (July 24, 2016) -- The Beall Center for Art + Technology, The Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS) and The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, all located at University of California, Irvine (UCI) are co-sponsoring an artist in residence. The selected artist will be given the opportunity to develop a Synthetic Biology (SynBio) work of art and to actively engage with science professionals on campus. The work can employ biological materials and/or computational processes; it will be included in an exhibition at the Beall Center in February 2016.

2015 New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Download the New Swan Shakespeare Festival Press Kit.

Irvine, CA (June 16, 2015) -- Welcome to the fourth season of New Swan Shakespeare Festival! The New Swan is a venue unique to Orange County, and indeed to the world of theatre. Our 15-ton, modular mini-Elizabethan theater was a dream of UC Irvine’s Department of Drama in 1965 when the university was founded, and in the winter of 2011 this dream was brought to vivid life. Since the debut of our summer festival in 2012, we have run two classic Shakespearean plays in repertory each year, and last season debuted “Mozart Monday,” which this year has extended to a series of three Monday night music offerings in August.

MEDIA ALERT: OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

UCI DRAMA HOLDS OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE

EVENT:  OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE. UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/American or mixed race Asian descent to audition for the one remaining spot in the upcoming new Broadway musical Allegiance.

WHEN/WHERE:  Pre-screen auditions will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:00 am with call-back auditions on June 29, 2015.  The auditions will be held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Plaza, adjacent to the Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI Arts Campus. 4004 Mesa Road, Irvine 92617 (parking structure). Directions: http://www.arts.uci.edu/directions

A Little Thing Called Broadway: UCI Drama Produces The Talent

A LITTLE THING CALLED BROADWAY: UCI DRAMA PRODUCES THE TALENT

IRVINE, CA (June 5, 2015) - UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is no stranger to churning out Broadway talent and the graduate program was even recently named #12 on The Hollywood Reporter list of “The Top 25 Schools for Master of Fine Arts”.  On the eve of the Tony Awards, here is a list of our Broadway standouts:

BOB GUNTON (Tony Nominations: Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, Juan Peron in Evita, Harold Hill in The Music Man, featured in Big River, Passion, King of Hearts, Working, Happy End, Roza)

BETH MALONE (Tony Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for Fun Home, featured in Ring of Fire)

JENN COLELLA (Outer Critics nomination for Urban Cowboy, lead in Chaplin, featured in If/Then)

UCI Art Undergraduate Honors Program Show 2015

Irvine, CA (June 3, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Art Undergraduate Honors Program of 2015 presents, I hope we can still be friends; a culmination of a year-long studio residency directed by Daniel Joseph Martinez, along with Kevin Appel, Juli Carson and Jennifer Pastor. The six student artists: James Barnes, Adrian Garcia, Garrett Hallman, Jenny Kim, Juan Meneses, and Phonnyta Seng, will exhibit work that manifests their research over the course of the current year. I hope we can still be friends articulates the experience the six artists encountered throughout their residency offering a unique window into each individual’s practice.

UCI Drama Holds Open Call Audition for Male UCI Performers

 

READY TO MAKE YOUR BROADWAY DEBUT?
CAMPUS-WIDE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

UCI DRAMA HOLDS OPEN CALL AUDITION FOR MALE UCI PERFORMERS

IRVINE, Calif. (May 13, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/American or mixed race Asian descent to audition for the one remaining spot in the upcoming new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE. This is an original work created by actor George Takei, and is based on his childhood memories of the Japanese American experience during World War II.

UCI Drama Presents Sweet Smell of Success

UCI'S PRODUCTION BRINGS TO LIFE THE BIRTH OF THE ORIGINAL TABLOID TALE

THE PUBLIC'S OBSESSION WITH CELEBRITY GOSSIP AND SCANDAL
 

“I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.”  - Walter Winchell

IRVINE, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Sweet Smell of Success May 30 – June 6, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre.

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