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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:

Bath University Student Theatre (BUST)
Backstage Technical Services (Lighting, Sound, Technical Support for Student Arts Shows)
Bath University Student Musicals Society (BUSMS)
Choral & Orchestra Society (ChaOS)
Comedy Writing, Improvisation & Perfomance Society (CWIPS)
DanceSoc
Fine Art Society
MusicSoc
PhotoSoc
Many use the rehearsal rooms, studios and theatres at campus creativity hub The Edge

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 to 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 capella 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.