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City of Irvine

Originally planned and built around the University of California Irvine, the city is one of the richest in terms of colleges and academic learning. Within Irvine, there are more than 100 institutions of higher education and specialty schools, public and private, attracting not only those starting family life but also technology corporations. Like most of the coastal Southern California, Irvine has a Mediterranean climate. Fall and winter are cool-to-warm, making the city an ideal getaway from the chilly months in winter. Irvine packs metropolitan shopping, whale watching, and world-class golf among many other activities all within 45 square miles.



Founded with a concept and belief in small classroom learning, Opus119 CCM prides itself in having a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1, sometimes even lower, for the benefit of students to absorb and maximize the learning at the institution. OCCM campus houses 19 rooms including administration offices with performance and ensemble hall in the center.


OCCM does not have dormitory facilities. However, have a limited list of housing partners. OCCM housing partners are individuals who offer a house for students enrolled for full time study at OCCM. The rent for each rooms range from $700 to $1000 a month depending on the size, location, and individual housing partner. Students will share a communal kitchen, and they are responsible for cleaning both communal and private rooms. OCCM is not responsible for finding or assisting students in finding housing. Due to the limited number of rooms available through housing partners, some students will be responsible for finding and paying for housing at full cost of Irvine rental market standard. Living cost varies depending upon number of roommates, location of the apartment, and student’s lifestyle. One bedroom apartment in the area range from $1500 up to $2000. An estimated cost of living (room and board)for a student sharing an apartment through housing partner is $13,000. Transportation cost varies depending on the location. All of our assisted housing through housing partners are located within walking and biking distance.