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Women in Global Music (WIGM): Network Launch

The Department of Music is pleased to support the online launch of the Women in Global Music (WIGM) Research and Industry Network, co-founded by Dr. Joe Davies, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, and Dr. Yvonne Liao, from the Oxford Research Center in Humanities. The official launch events...

Letter From a Senior

I never knew my favorite college experiences would be rooted in performance By Lauren Knight As someone who joined the Department of Drama during their third year at UCI, my biggest fear was feeling like an outsider amongst a tight-knit group of drama majors who all knew and bonded with each...

Critical and Curatorial MFA Thesis Exhibition: ‘how to gently unpack an empire’

"The exhibition was delivered online through Zoom in a series of six sessions, each focusing on different cultural archives specific to the artists’ history. This created a level of intimacy that worked towards unpacking and divulging..."

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Coup de Comedy Festival Goes Global

Comedy Festival and Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium “Transform” on June 3-6, 2021 IRVINE, Calif. (May 12, 2021) - The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine, virtually hosts the 7th annual Coup de Comedy Festival returning after last...

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company To Present A Digital Program Of Highlights From Three Acclaimed Works

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will present a unique compilation of highlights from the broadcast premieres of three acclaimed works by UCI Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch. Read more at BROADWAY WORLD.

The Magnitude of Mari Kimura: Prolific Composer and Academic

"To say that the Claire Trevor School of the Arts professor Mari Kimura is one-of-a-kind is an understatement. An award-winning composer, violinist and instrumentalist, Kimura’s innovative approach to sound foresees vast technological advances..."

Renaissance Man

Graduate student Jesús López Vargas reflects a new generation behind the scenes in theatre By Christine Byrd Director, stage manager, producer, poet, photographer, videographer, designer, and an advocate for underrepresented voices: Jesús López Vargas wears many hats. As an M.F.A. candidate...

'How I Met Your Murderer': Meet Rachele Schank (UCI Drama, 2009) from Lifetime's psychological thriller

Starring in the lead role of the film is actress Rachele Schank. Schank attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has a B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Read the MEAWW.com article by Aurelia Fernandes.

2021 Dean's Scholarship Awardees

Congratulations to the 2021 Dean’s Scholarship awardees! A very special thank you to the Giving Day donors who made these scholarship funds possible. As the leading campus in the nation providing access to all qualified students, no matter what their background, our students rely...

Rising Spirits for Latinx Students

Creative Connections creates a platform for Santa Ana High School students to tell their stories By Jezebel Ramirez-Robles   The collaborative project, “Rising Spirits: First Draft,” brings together UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Creative Connections program with student-run...

Daniel Joseph Martinez receives a 2021-22 Rome Prize in Visual Art

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) has announced the 2021–22 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships winners. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty-five American and five Italian...

Finding the Beat: UCI’s Jazz Studies

On May 26th, UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) will present their second virtual “Jazz Small Groups Concert.” Read more about the concert from Irvine Community News.

Arts Advocates: Sheila Peterson

MOTHER OF ARTISTS Q&A with Sheila Peterson   Sheila Peterson is passionate about arts education and student support — in part because she raised children who became artists. In addition to serving on the Dean’s Arts Board for the last decade, she co-chairs the CTSA Scholarship...

Choreographing the Future

Dance department chair and UCI alumna Molly Lynch prepares students for long, diverse careers By Christine Byrd Molly Lynch wants UCI dance students to envision careers beyond professional dancer — from choreographer to artistic director, and nonprofit administrator to teacher.  As...

Animals in My Classroom

By Marcy Froehlich, associate professor of costume design in the Department of Drama The little yellow bird was hopping across her head, which made my student’s presentation even more cheerful. The subject was hats, so was the bird itself becoming a moving, breathing hat, or perhaps instead...

Artist discusses his digital and 3-D take on Orange County landscape

Excerpt from the Times OC By Vera Castaneda March 4, 2021 "The starting point was walking the coastline of Orange County’s beach cities. Roughly six years ago, artist Jesse Colin Jackson was teaching a class at UC Irvine in which a group of students, who either grew up or moved to O.C...

Art in Absentia

UCI’s first professional exhibition in a virtual format, The Black Index, benefits from processes developed for student showcases during the pandemic By Christine Byrd When the artists, curators and preparators painstakingly install an exhibition in one of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts...

UCI Department of Dance Goes Virtual with “Dance Visions”

Dance critic Jeff Slayton from LA Dance Chronicle reviews the Department of Dance's recent faculty dance showcase, Dance Visions 2021, a completely online presentation.