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!

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Giving Opportunities

Donations to the Student Resource Campaign are critical to our efforts to support as many students as possible in Art, Dance, Drama, and Music during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  
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
Create and maintain exceptional dance education at UCI by supporting scholarships, performances, masterclasses, and research
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
Provide scholarships, performance workshops, concerts, and faculty research, which are essential resources for our musicians and scholars
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).
Support the New Swan Shakespeare Festival and bring the immediacy of Shakespeare’s work to a 21st century audience  
Provide K-12 students in our community meaningful art education experiences and expand their cultural horizons
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