Arts Campus

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus

The School contains five theaters, four galleries, two recording studios, photography dark rooms, recital halls, dance studios, stop motion capture rooms, the Experimental Media      
Performance Lab (xMPL), and the Beall Center for Art + Technology.


Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House


Thursday, November 2, 2017

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

All Arts Campus

Celebrate the Arts and CTSA with our annual open house! The event is a rich palette of performances which showcase the talents of our students and faculty. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various CTSA venues. Get a behind-the-scenes look as the productions as you tour practice and performance spaces. Join us for an evening of food and festivities throughout our Arts campus! This event is open to all our season patrons as well as the general public.

Free admission and open to the public.

Shuttle services will begin at 5:30pm and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at



Open Dance Studios

Student Performances (pictured: Improv Revolution, Drama)

UCI Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

(Open House 2014, Photos by Jocelyn Lee, UCI Communications)

November 2 - 5:30 pm
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017


ART 265

Ages: 21+ only


Learn to paint a landscape portrait of your choice!  Develop the basic skills of horizon, perspective and color mixing.  Students will work with acrylic paint to render their favorite landscape image with simple, effective brushstrokes, and leave with their very own masterpiece. 


All materials, parking, and light refreshments are provided. 

All levels welcome!  Our instructors teach students as a whole group, but also provide one-on-one instruction and feedback to meet every student at their level and help further progess their skills.

All participants are required to complete and submit a Waiver/Photo Release Form (right click, save as) upon arrival to the event. 

Space is limited. Online registration is required. More details regarding your event, including parking, directions, attire, will be emailed to you the week prior to your event date.  For additional information, please visit our FAQ page.

$45 Registration

Includes materials, parking and light refreshments.


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November 15 - 7:00 pm
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Is There Life After Birth?


Directed by Melissa Livingston, MFA Directing Candidate


Written in collaboration with Lindsey Chanel,
Sarah Medina, Monica Minix, Brooke Morris,
Molly O'Donnell, Kerry Vang, Ashlyn Weatherford

With so much debate in our society about when life begins, does anyone think about the life of the mother? What if the mother is a teenager and in the foster care system? For these young women, Is There Life After Birth? This production tells the story of what life before and after birth is like for the young mothers who live at Mary’s Shelter, a group home for pregnant teens and teen mothers in Orange County.

Friday, November 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 @ 12:00 p.m.
Studio 4 on the Arts Campus (CTSA STU 4 Building 209)

Saturday, November 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Orchard Hills School
11555 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92602

Free admission, open to the public.

Sponsored by UCI Illuminations


November 17 - 7:30 pm, November 18 - 12:00 pm, November 18 - 7:30 pm
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