Join a UCI Arts Club

UCI offers hundreds of student-run campus organizations both on- and off-campus. The clubs provide opportunities for students to pursue personal and professional goals through involvement. Join a student organization and find a community to grow your passions in art, dance, drama and music with our featured clubs. We have created a list of arts oriented clubs below to start your journey at getting involved at UCI and CTSA.

Please note: Campus clubs highlighted below in the boxes are advised by faculty members in the arts and humanities. Consider the clubs listed below for the rich and diverse student experiences they also offer you at CTSA.

Campus clubs: View the UCI website here

 

Creative Connections provides curriculum-based arts projects in local schools. Get real-life teaching experience as a Teaching Artist Intern and help provide equitable access to arts education to K-12 students.
30 Plays in 60 Minutes are a collective who works and plays in the style of Neo-futurism and Greg Allen's 30 Plays in 60 Minutes at UC Irvine. Every quarter they perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, multiple times and perform in the style of Neo-futurism and the Chicago Neo-Futurists.
The Art History Undergraduate Association engenders enthusiasm and passion for art in undergraduate students by connecting them to a network of Art History faculty, alumni and students, as well as organizing their own annual art show. Their doors are open to anyone regardless of major and make art and its histories more accessible to the UCI community in fun, interactive ways.
Bare Bones Dance Theater is a non-profit student organization founded in 1987. The club produces dance concerts, workshops and outreach events for all majors.
Black Door Theatre Company is a collective on UCI's Arts Campus that showcases the talents, struggles, and triumphs of the black community. Their mission is to provide a community that empowers black artists to produce and showcase all that encompasses the black narrative and to create a platform that educates and helps develop individuals to articulate the intricacies and delicacies of one’s blackness.
Brick Theatre Company is a collective of theater artists and academics who strive to create inclusive and dynamic work by and for the LGBTQ+ Community. The club strives to create new works, educate, and proactively make space for LGBTQ+ Voices in theater.
Brown Bag Theater Company is an ensemble of artists & scholars who aim to produce equally engaging & captivating artistic work that reflects & empowers the Latinx communities. At BBTC, they believe that the discipline of theatre is a cultural force capable of transforming the community and they bolster this belief whilst celebrating the richness & pride of Latinx culture.
The Catalyst Undergraduate Art Gallery is a collective of art students that supports the creative, academic and social growth of fellow art students. Through remote learning, the gallery is developing an online publication to showcase student work and musings through mediums like painting, photography, video, drawing, sculpture, writing, digital art and filmed performance work.
The Choirs at UCI is a prominent student-run organization consisting of both music and non-music majors who participate in concert tours to festivals and competitions all around the world. Singers are expected to have at least two years of ensemble experience or several years of instrumental training.
Community Student Advising Committee (CSAC) is a collaborative committee of undergraduate Dance Majors who aim to serve as a liaison between undergraduate students and the Chair of the Dance Department. CSAC's mission is to improve the community experience by promoting open communication within the dance department.
Counter-Balance Theatre's mission is to construct physical theater based on great literature and to celebrate the timelessness of the classics, re-telling stories viscerally for a contemporary audience. Counter-Balance trains, rehearses and holds workshop performances in the Grotowski Barn, located on the edge of the UC Irvine campus.
The purpose of Digifilm Society at UCI is to provide students with events catered to enriching their knowledge of filmmaking and expose themselves to professionals working in the industry.
Film Arts Drama Alliance is an organization that promotes collaborative filmmaking on campus through its filmmaking subdivisions Zotfilm and Zotfest. In addition, the club sponsors weekly Zotfilm meetings, where club members can enjoy producing short films with other members of the UCI film community. 
Improv Revolution generates creativity, comedy, and community at and around UC Irvine. Through a positive approach to improvisation, they construct opportunities for as many people as possible to engage in the creative process and to participate in community.
Focusing on short form improv and sketch writing, Live Nude People is an improv comedy team that is older than most students at UCI. Auditions for Live Nude People will begin again when UCI is back open with onsite instruction.
Movement Exchange unites dance and service through its network of university chapters, international dance exchanges, and year-round programs in underserved communities. They are a growing community of dance diplomats—movers and shakers, activists and global citizens, dreamers and achievers, teachers and learners, volunteers and friends.
The “Shining Stars” Dance Organization reaches out to children from all areas of Orange County through dance summer programs. Their goal is to provide a unique dance experience that positively impacts children physically, mentally, and emotionally.
SMC is a student led organization initiated by the Department of Drama's playmaking affinity groups Black Door, Brick, Theatre Woks and Brown Bag Theater companies. We are working to better the student experience on the CTSA campus by meeting regularly with the chairs of drama and the deans of CTSA to make our campus a more inclusive, safe and equitable place for students in the drama department and the entire CTSA community as a whole.
TheatreWoks promotes diversity, inclusion, and the cultivation of Asian American talent at UCI. By building a multicultural theatre community, they hope to promote performance opportunities for Asian Voices in and outside of the UCI Stage.
Vermillion Vocalists, also known as VeVo, is a co-ed, collegiate a cappella group dedicated to musical excellence through teamwork and a diverse repertoire. Some of their recent achievements include earning second place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinal and winning the "Overall" category at UCI's talent competition, Soulstice, in 2019.