Institute for 21st Century Creativity

Cultivating new research and creative projects linking art, technology and design.

Transdisciplinary & Experimental

UC Irvine is reimagining creativity for the 21st century — and cutting-edge arts-based research is central to our vision. UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is widely recognized for the work of its four acclaimed departments: Art, Dance, Drama and Music. The Institute for 21st Century Creativity (21C) expands upon these traditional areas of excellence through experimental approaches that interconnect art, technology and design, cultivating transdisciplinary research and creative projects in which faculty and students re-imagine the world afresh with each iteration.

Recent Projects

YOMO/Intermedia is an experimental dance, music, media and visual art project. A theatrical performance features dancers and musicians onstage, with a larger...

An experimental intermedia performance using fragments from The Tempest, along with other sources, as inspiration to reflect on relationships between humans and...


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