UAG presents Jane and Louise Wilson's "Dreamtime" at the Contemporary Arts Center

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to host DreamtimeTM, an exhibition of the work of Jane and Louise Wilson. The Cold War is Dead. Long live the Cold War. 1989—the year the Berlin Wall was torn down—ended the era of a...

UCI's Creative Engine

Through art, dance, music and drama, UCI artists push boundaries and fuel innovation By Christine Byrd This winter, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts will treat audiences to riveting performances and thought-provoking exhibitions, all of which are the result of a thriving creative engine...

Professor Joe Lewis to speak at The Broad in Los Angeles

The Un-Private Collection: John Ahearn + Rigoberto Torres + Joe Lewis From The Broad website: In this edition of The Un-Private Collection conversation series, artists John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres will speak with moderator Joe Lewis about the cornerstone of community and its...

The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Difference Machines addresses the complex relationship between the technologies we use and the identities we inhabit The Beall Center for Art + Technology is pleased to announce Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art, opening January...

Broadway Visions Come True

UCI Dance alumni Justin Keats and Amy Quanbeck share their skills during a masterclass homecoming By Isabella Granqvist and Mia Hammett At UCI, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Dance does one thing exceptionally well: turn talented, eager undergraduate dance majors...

Living the Dream

M.F.A. student Blake Elliott returns to UCI after following career aspirations in New York City By Christine Byrd For students dreaming of a career in theater, nothing beats working on a New York City stage. Just ask second-year M.F.A. student Blake Elliott, who returns to UCI this winter...

Professor David Trend seeks to cultivate DEI and accessibility in teaching and learning

  Professor of Art David Trend recently received a Confronting Extremism Award through the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence.  Rodrigo Lazo, Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, announced the Confronting Extremism through Community, Thriving and...

UCI Dance alumna Sakina Ibrahim receives an outstanding arts educators award

The author and artist put arts education at the forefront to shift the culture of society   UCI Dance alumna Sakina Ibrahim, M.F.A. '14, was recognized for Arts Advocacy from Orange County Music and Arts Administrators Awards (Orange County Department of Education) for her work...

The Photographer Undoing the Myth of Appalachia

For Stacy Kranitz, replacing negative stereotypes with a triumphant counternarrative would be too easy. The Atlantic | Dec. 20, 2022 | By Andrew Aoyama Photographs by Stacy Kranitz Journalist Andrew Aoyama weaves a colorful story detailing historical perspectives and the latest work by...

Two UCI Drama alums win at the Emmys!

Darcy Prevost (M.F.A. ’09) and Jeanine Ringer (M.F.A. ’09), alumni from the scenic design program in the Department of Drama, each won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) inaugural Children’s...

UCI Drama Professor Daphne Lei, Ph.D. Wins Distinguished Scholar Award

Daphne P. Lei (Ph.D. ’99), professor of doctoral studies in the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Drama, has received the 2022 Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship in the field of theatre studies. Presented by the American Society for...

Professor of Dance Jennifer Fisher Shares the History Behind Pointe Shoes

Watch Professor of Dance Jennifer Fisher explain the history of pointe shoes on a segment of The Pointe Shop with Josephine Lee.   A former dancer and actor, Professor Jennifer Fisher had careers as a travel writer, film critic, magazine editor, television critic, and media...

The Highly Collective Work of ICIT’s “Circadian Etudes”

And the pursuit of ‘remote interconnectedness’ Inherent to UCI’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) Ph.D. program is collaboration; all projects to emerge from the ICIT program suggest a degree of collectivity and interactivity. Rather—the entire music-making process...

Inside The Making of THE STORY OF BIDDY MASON

A Q&A Interview with Playwright and Director Annie Loui Professor of Acting Annie Loui is a director, choreographer, author and playwright and is the Artistic Director of CounterBalance Theater. She has taught for the Brandeis Theater Arts Department, the Institute for Advanced Theater...

UCI Dance is seeking dynamic dancers who want to pursue their M.F.A. in Dance

Application deadline is December 1, 2022, with auditions hosted on February 10, 2023 Are you looking to take the next step in your dance career? Do you want a degree that will open doors? You know that dance matters, and you want to keep moving ahead. Consider pursuing an M.F.A. degree in the...

ICIT Alumnus Omar Costa Hamido publishes groundbreaking dissertation work on quantum computing and music.

When considering music and technology, most people probably do not think of the intersection between creative expression through music and new directions in quantum computing. The work of Omar Costa Hamido–a recent recipient of a doctoral degree from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (Ph.D. in...

Behind the Scenes: New Slate

From the audition to performance, Dance majors gain real-world experience By Isabella Granqvist It’s the beginning of the school year, and a line of students outside the dance studios in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) stretches on endlessly, filling up the walkways. At the front...

New Book: Rethinking Brahms, edited by Nicole Grimes and Reuben Phillips

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Rethinking Brahms, edited by Nicole Grimes and Reuben Phillips, and published by Oxford University Press. The book features chapters by two core faculty members in the Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Music Program: Dr...