The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is pleased to present ArtsTalk, a series of interdisciplinary conversations with Dean Stephen Barker and faculty, students and staff across the four departments of Art, Dance, Drama, and Music. The initial series Leading the Arts Through a Pandemic will feature interviews with the department chairs and graduate students, highlighting how CTSA is adapting and adjusting to the remote learning environment. The forthcoming episodes will feature the chair and members of Art and Music. The full schedule of episodes will be posted and archived here.


Episdoe Four: Dean Barker sits down with the Department of Dance's M.F.A. students Beverly Bautista ('21) and Carl "Dougie" Sanders ('21) to discuss their professional and personal background, experience at UC Irvine, and forthcoming choreography pieces for the Dance department's fall performance New Slate Online in December.
Episode Three: Dean Barker speaks with the Department of Dance Chair Molly Lynch about adjusting to remote learning; the Student Resource Campaign; forthcoming New Slate Online performances in December; and welcoming the two new Assistant Professors, Ariyan Johnson and Cyrian Reed.
Episode Two: Dean Stephen Barker speaks with the Department of Drama's M.F.A. students Hailey Byerly (’21), Tolu Ekisola (’22) and Arizsia Staton (’22) about their experience in the Acting program at UC Irvine, their new initiative Students Mobilizing for Change, how they have adjusted to remote learning and personal projects they are working on this summer.
Episode One: The inaugural episode will feature an interview with the Department of Drama Chair Don Hill. In the interview, Dean Barker and Don Hill discuss the department's programs for 2020-2021 and how students, faculty and staff have adapted during the remote spring 2020 quarter.