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Arts & Creative Societies for Students

Meet new friends and learn creative skills by joining a wide range of arts-based student societies.

Students from Dance Soc
A Dance Soc performance

Arts Societies

The Students' Union (The SU) has lots of student societies for the arts, many of whom regularly organise and present arts events and performances including: - Backstage Technical Services (Lighting, Sound, Technical Support for Student Arts Shows)
- Bath University Student Theatre (BUST) - Bath University Student Musicals Society (BUSMS) - BURBAN Dance Society - Chamber Choir - Choral & Orchestra Society (ChaOS) - Comedy Writing, Improvisation & Performance Society (CWIPS) - DanceSoc - Fine Art Society - LitSoc - MusicSoc - PhotoSoc - PoleSoc - Salsa Society

Many use the rehearsal rooms, studios and theatres at The Edge and also Dartmouth Avenue, The SU’s student space in Oldfield Park.

Awards are available for student groups to gain mentorship from professional artists and performers, which The SU can advise on.

As well as those listed above, many other Societies affiliated with The SU cover Arts and Cultural activities. For a full list of Societies please see The SU's website.

A cappella & Choir Groups

Some special choral groups have their home at Bath, regularly performing in the city and elsewhere, encouraging their members towards exceptional group sounds.

The University Chamber Choir: Numbering around 35 students and staff members, co-ordinated by a student-run committee. The chamber choir sing a wide range of choral music - from Tallis to Rutter, Vivaldi to Whitacre - and have been doing so since 1977.

Aquapella: National champions of a cappella singing many times over, Aquapella are a student-led group who've performed internationally, released an album and often sing at high profile University events.

ChaOS: the Choral & Orchestral Society has a number of vocal groups to join, including male and female barbershop/a cappella groups, chamber choir and contemporary choir.