Strategic Plan
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Strategic Plan 2016-21

Our Vision  

Re-imagining creativity for the 21st century.


Our Mission

While maintaining the highest levels of excellence in the exploration and presentation of traditional artforms, our mission is to explore, define, and implement new modes of art conception,  production, and critique. We are committed to:

  • enhancing traditional forms of art creation as vital to the well-being of global culture

  • exploring nascent artforms, focusing on their role in social practice


CTSA is a nationally-ranked arts school dedicated to research, scholarship, performance, and critique, actively engaging the on- and off-campus population and alumni, forming partnerships worldwide. The four departments of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, each with a rich history of achievement, share a common set of goals focused on the most provocative and inspiring explorations of the arts and their relation to individual, societal, and cultural life.

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is central to UCI’s ambitions. Our Strategic Plan is built on four pillars:

  1. Research creation and production

  2. Enhanced support

  3. Program creation and expansion

  4. Faculty expansion and diversification

Our Strategy

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts will focus on these strategic goals for 2016-21:

  • Initiating a new doctoral program in The History and Theory of Music.

  • Implementing undergraduate degree, certificate, or self-sustaining Masters programs in 1) Arts Management (with the Merage School of Business), 2) Presentation Design, 3) Digital Arts

  • Enhancing and expanding the Beall Center for Art + Technology into a twenty-first century research and exhibition facility , expanding extant related faculty and prioritizing the Center for broader connection to CTSA’s research, productions, and exhibitions

  • Expanding the Institute for Twenty-First Century Creativity as a platform for research and presentation, engaging artists, scholars, and researchers from numerous other UCI schools and beyond.

  • Increasing laboratory support staff, initially to pre-recession numbers; adding staff in support of increased student numbers and faculty/department research

These goals are predicated on enhanced interaction among CTSA departments and disciplines, and with other areas of research at and beyond UCI.

Our commitment is to be a national arts leader, to bring the Claire Trevor School of the Arts to new prominence among arts programs, through engagement in and exploration of traditional and emerging artforms.