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!


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

Jenn Wong, Academic Counselor & Grad Program Coordinator


Art Department

Kevin Appel, Chair

Simon Leung, Graduate Advisor

Amanda Ross-Ho, Graduate Advisor

Program Overview


Dance Department

Molly Lynch, Chair

Mary Corey, Graduate Advisor

Chad Michael Hall, Graduate Advisor

Alan Terricciano, Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Program Overview


Drama Department

Don Hill, Acting Chair

Annie Loui, Graduate Advisor, Acting

Andrew Borba, Graduate Advisor, Acting

Holly Poe Durbin, Graduate Advisor, Head of Design & Costume Design

Lonnie Alcaraz, Graduate Advisor, Lighting Design

Efren Delgadillo, Graduate Advisor, Scenic Design

Mike Hooker, Graduate Advisor, Sound Design

Jane Page, Graduate Advisor, Directing

Zachary Dietz, Graduate Advisor, Music Direction/Conducting

Don Hill, Graduate Advisor, Stage Management

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

MFA Program Overview

PhD Program Overview


Music Department

Stephen Tucker, Chair

Michael Dessen, Graduate Advisor

MFA Program Overview

PhD Program Overview


Associated Graduate Students

Shane Wood, President

Amy Shine, Chief of Staff


Useful Links

Arts Grad Advancement Resources

Associated Graduate Students of UCI


UAW Local 2865 (Student Workers Union)



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