Reimagining Creativity for the 21st Century

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.

Sarah Strozza
Director of Development