Claire Trevor School of the Arts Virtual Tour

With the current restriction of COVID-19, our campus is closed to the public. If you are looking to get a closer view inside the school, take our new virtual tour! You may also learn more through our Student Affairs pages on the main menu..

Irvine is a hub of arts and culture in OC

It’s all around town. Laugh at the Improv. Cry at the New Swan Theater. Engage your senses with 4DX movies at Regal Irvine Spectrum. Groove to Grammy-winning jazz. Take a look.

Live Performance May Be on Pause, but Arts Students Continue Their Studies with Hope

Arts students have been forced to continue their studies online during the coronavirus pandemic. Adam Jacobson, a UCI drama student, has created an in-home studio to capture his performances on camera for class attendance and assignments.

UC Irvine Art Department: Recontextualizing Instruction During Changing Times

The visual and performing arts inspire and enlighten us. They provide solace, help us rise above difficulties and uplift our spirits during times of change and confusion. “Art is essential to the well-being of individuals and society...”

At the end of summer comes UC Irvine’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Zoom’

Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; four nights will quickly dream away the time — for four nights, UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Theater will draw its audience into the bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” albeit unconventionally...

A Midsummer Night’s Zoom

A Beloved Shakespeare play transformed for a virtual world - The creative collaboration of Eli Simon, Chancellor’s Professor of drama, and Julia Lupton, professor of English, “A Midsummer Night’s Zoom” captures the elements of a beloved play.

A New Cultural Paradigm at the UC Irvine School of the Arts

“Performance is the golden thread of connection among living bodies,” said Stephen Barker Ph.D., Dean, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), during a recent Zoom interview. “It captures the essence of the human experience.”

On Theater

UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival has canceled both its 2020 productions, but it will offer encore of its 2018 shows — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale” — online for playgoers yearning for an olde English fix.

Art and soul

#UCIArtsAnywhere encourages people to post photos or videos of themselves engaging with the arts on social media.

UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness

Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department did justice to the theme of their 2019-2020 season, “Women & Co.” (Feature written by Rachel Golkin '22)

UCI Campus Virtual Reality Tour

Even though we cannot host our future students on campus at this time, it is no reason for you to not be able to take a tour! Learn more about UCI here. (Hosted through You Visit)

UCI Campus Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The UCI Coronavirus website is dedicated to keeping the UCI Anteater Community up-to-date on the latest information pertaining to the coronavirus.

Shakespeare Orange County will “pass the baton” to UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival

The artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County, John Walcutt, announced on Saturday that the company would be permanently closing. Walcutt wishes to “pass the baton” to and support UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival and its upcoming summer season.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival to Participate in "The Merchant of Venice" Mock Trial

Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will take an unexpected turn on February 16th, 2020. "Shakespeare Trail: The Shylock Appeal," a live-action dramatic production and mock trial for character, Shylock, will be performed by UCI's New Swan actors.

Step aside, Odysseus — UC Irvine retells Greek classic in ‘The Penelopiad’

"The story comes alive beneath the spotlight at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor Theatre under the direction of third-year graduate student Sara Rodriguez."

UCI Drama’s Relevant Take On “Company”

By: Rachel Golkin Photo Courtesy of: Paul Kennedy Taking their audience back to the bright and groovy days of the 1970s, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department kicked off their 2019-2020 season on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay...

COMPANY - A review by Steven Stanley from StageSceneLA

"COMPANY proves a fabulous fit for a dozen-and-a-half theater-majoring performers and designers to strut their stuff in the most sumptuously professional a venue any university production could ever hope for at UC Irvine"

UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17

UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters.