Welcome UCI Arts!

As UCI’s creative laboratory, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) explores and presents the arts as the essence of human experience and expression, through art forms ranging from the most traditional to the radically new. Our international faculty works across a wide variety of disciplines, partnering with others across the campus and beyond; our internationally-ranked programs in art, dance, drama, and music begin with the development of skills but end in original invention, in the freeing of the imagination. Our students come to UCI, and to CTSA, to experience new vistas of creativity, and to learn to become citizen-artists, to sharpen their skills and talents in order to become active molders and shapers of the creative enterprise, the leaders of tomorrow’s world culture.

As you embark on your journey with CTSA, here are a few tools to help you navigate the road ahead:


The Arts Student Affairs Office provides services in academic counseling, orientation, study plans, transfer course evaluations, schedule changes and degree checks for students in the Arts.
Resources for current CTSA undergraduate students, including degree requirements, sample course plans, policies, and procedures.
Resources for current CTSA graduate students, including degree requirements, policies, procedures, code of conduct, and funding.
Why study the Arts at UCI? Learn more about the programs we offer at CTSA.
Prospective Graduate Students
Our M.F.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs produce artists literate in both traditional and digital media who are responsive to intellectual stimuli, disciplined and capable of integrating existing knowledge into creative projects.
Congratulations on your Admission to UCI! Start to prepare for your CTSA journey here.
A list of CTSA scholarships for incoming and continuing undergraduates and graduates. Application information will be sent to students throughout the year via email.

Take a look through our current student brochure!

Take a closer look inside the school with our new virtual tour. A broad overview of the building and spaces inside the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts.