The art world is at a crossroads. New technologies and new directions.

Shifting demographics and rapidly-evolving tastes. As always, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is ready to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

But we need your help.

At Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), we not only teach creativity, we are the creative engine that powers innovation at UCI. For more than five decades, Claire Trevor faculty and students have set the highest standards for practicing traditional art forms while pioneering new ones. Our faculty and alumni are recognized globally for their contributions to art and culture. 

CTSA faculty and alumni, for example, played a pivotal role in California’s modern art movement, creating genres, such as Light and Space, and some of SoCal’s most iconic destinations including the Getty Center garden (designed by lecturer Robert Irwin) and the grid of vintage streetlamps at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Chris Burden, M.F.A. ’71) UCI Dance is ranked No. 3 in California and in the Top 10 nationwide. Our drama alumni have starred in Broadway musicals, network television, and even NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” And our music faculty and alumni perform with and compose scores for top ensembles worldwide.

With your support we will build on CTSA’s remarkable legacy, exploring new frontiers in the arts, cultivating new voices, and expanding our role both on and off campus. We hope you will consider supporting our exciting endeavor to make a lasting impact.

Please visit our secure direct giving page and make a gift today!

Giving Opportunities

Dean Tiffany Lopez

Contribute to the Dean’s Excellence Fund and support special opportunities for research and art production. This fund is unique in that it provides support for areas of the School with the greatest need, or toward special projects that arise.

Student Support
Support the next generation of creative leaders by providing scholarships, fellowships, internships, and the resources that are critical to offset the unique costs of an arts education
Research and Innovation

CTSA Research and Innovation includes school-level centers and performance spaces that provide resources and opportunities to collaborate across all four departments, the Beall Center for Art + Technology, Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL), and the Institute for 21st Century Creativity (21C).

Membership Circles

View the various support groups available to join in Art, Dance, Drama and Music at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Department of Art
Provide students in the Department of Art access to the tools of creative development and change through scholarships, fellowships, and support for research and materials
Department of Dance
Create and maintain exceptional dance education at UCI by supporting scholarships, performances, masterclasses, and research
Department of Drama
Give to the Department of Drama to provide the highest quality conservatory training and resources for our students to prepare them for professional careers in acting, directing, musical theatre, sounds design, and more
Department of Music
Provide scholarships, performance workshops, concerts, and faculty research, which are essential resources for our musicians and scholars
Beall Center for Art + Technology
Give to the Beall Center for Art + Technology to support critical public exhibition and outreach programs that focus on the intersections between science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
New Swan Shakespeare Festival
Support the New Swan Shakespeare Festival and bring the immediacy of Shakespeare’s work to a 21st century audience
Outreach Programs
Provide K-12 students in our community meaningful art education experiences and expand their cultural horizons
Legacy Giving
Help shape tomorrow’s creative leaders by making an estate gift to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts that captures your values and creates a lasting legacy for you and your family
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

View the various funds and make a gift on our secure website.