UCI Arts Students
Celebrate UCI and CTSA

Welcome to UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts!

Join us online for Celebrate UCI! This annual spring event celebrates your admission to UCI, and invites you to experience campus life virtually. Explore the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) by clicking the links below - take a virtual tour of the school, attend an info session, and get to know your department. Let's Celebrate UCI together!

 

New Student Advising Information

UCI Students

Join us online to celebrate your admission to UCI and learn everything you need to know about your next steps, your academic school, and important campus resources!

Video about CTSA

At UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, we reimagine creativity for the 21st century and beyond!

Stephen Barker, Ph.D.

Meet Stephen Barker, Ph.D. and current dean of the school. Dean Barker has acted, directed, danced, choreographed, and taught professionally in New York, London, and throughout Europe and South/Central America.

Box office mural

Have questions about CTSA? Sign up for an information session that will be led by a current Arts student. They will share their experiences at UCI and answer your questions about UCI and the Arts programs.

Student Affairs team

The Arts Student Affairs Office provides Arts students services in academic counseling, orientation, study plans, transfer course evaluations, schedule changes, and degree checks.

Student Affairs brochure cover

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts brochure covers information about our departments and various academic degrees available to students. 

UCI Arts sign

Take a closer look inside the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts. View our theatres, gallery spaces, laboratories, classrooms, concert hall and outdoor spaces.

Campus view

Get a bird's-eye-view of UCI's stunning Irvine campus.

Graduate Research Colloquiums

Start changing the world by coming to our little corner of it. Submit your SIR today!

Art students

The Department of Art in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts takes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary view of contemporary art practice. The department provides students a solid theoretical and technical foundation from which to approach art-making as both process and product.

Watch a video with testimonials from your fellow UCI Art students about why they said YES to UCI!

The Department of Dance is nationally acclaimed and has a long-standing tradition of excellence and offers training in jazz, hip hop, multi-level sequences, and choreography for both theatre and video dance and provides students a variety of performance opportunities.

Watch a video with testimonials from your fellow UCI Dance students about why they said YES to UCI!

The Department of Drama combines broad liberal study and comprehensive training in several sub-disciplines of drama that includes acting, directing, design, stage management, and theory as well as provide hands-on participation in productions throughout a student’s course of study to open them up to the broadest possible vistas.

Watch a video with testimonials from your fellow UCI Drama students about why they said YES to UCI!

The curricular philosophy of the Department of Music is based on the ideals of the conservatory within the academy. The faculty is comprised of well-known composers, publishing scholars, musicologists and music theorists, conductors, and concert and recording artists.

Watch a video with testimonials from your fellow UCI Music students about why they said YES to UCI!

UCI offers hundreds of student-run campus organizations both on- and off-campus. The clubs provide opportunities for students to pursue personal and professional goals through involvement. Explore a few here to find a community to grow your passions in art, dance, drama and music.

Review some of the accolades and statistics for the School.

Creative Connections provides curriculum-based arts projects in local schools. Get real-life teaching experience as a Teaching Artist Intern and help provide equitable access to arts education to K-12 students.