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The fine and performing arts have an important place at Quinnipiac. You'll find dozens of courses in theater, film, fine arts, computer/interactive arts and music-and lots of artistic and cultural events.

There are also several active and intriguing student groups. Arts and entertainment groups center around the creation, production and viewing of performing and lively arts. Students in multimedia groups focus on the creation and production of various media-based projects.

Arts + Entertainment Groups:
The A Cappella Group
Dance Company
Fourth Wall (theater)
Freestyle Session
QU Spirit
Quinnipiac Ballroom Society
Quinnipiac University Outreach Through Expression (QUOTE)
Step to Perfection
The Production

Multimedia Groups:
Anime Club
Her Campus Quinnipiac
Interactive Digital Organization (multimedia design)
Quinnipiac Film Society
QuinniPR (public relations firm)
The Quinnipiac Barnacle (satire media)

Arts + Entertainment Groups:

The A Capella Group
The A Cappella Group is a coed a cappella group whose members enjoy singing and performing in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Membership is open to all students, regardless of musical experience. The group is always looking for new faces and voices to add to The A Cappella Group community!

Dance Company
The Dance Company is a student-run organization open to all students interested in technique, choreography and performance. The purpose of the Dance Company is to promote all types of dance through the several phases of dance production: choreography, costuming, production and publicity. Members are required to be dedicated to the company and enthusiastic about dance.

Fourth Wall
Whether you long for the spotlight or want a front-row seat, the Fourth Wall puts drama at center stage. Come share the power of theater with the school and community.

Freestyle Session
The purpose of this organization is to offer Quinnipiac students the chance to learn a variety of street dance styles, including by not limited to: bboying (breakdancing), popping, locking, waving, tutting, gliding, turfing, whacking, crumping, shuffling, etc.

QU Spirit
The Quinnipiac University Spirit members are an energetic and dedicated group of fans that take pride in the University and its athletics. They strive toward a sense of support for Quinnipiac athletics and the University community.

Quinnipiac Ballroom Society
The purpose of this organization is to teach students the fundamentals of ballroom dancing, movement of the body and social interaction. This organization gives students the essential skills to perform ballroom dancing and to achieve a fluency in their ability to dance. Additionally this organization teaches students the essence of various ballroom dances, which are exhibited globally. Read more about the Quinnipiac Ballroom Society.

Quinnipiac University Outreach Through Expression (QUOTE)
This organization brings together a diverse group of students from the Quinnipiac community to use their creative talents to raise funds and supplies for local nonprofit organizations that dedicate themselves to pressing social issues (e.g., poverty, child abuse, illness). By giving students the opportunity to share their creative talents with the undergraduate population while at the same time donating to nonprofits in Connecticut, QUOTE allows Quinnipiac students to invest themselves in an entity that is equally fun and productive. QUOTE aims to spread greater awareness not only for the organizations that it will donate to, but also for the artistic expression exhibited via QUOTE talent shows or productions.

Step to Perfection
No dance experience is necessary to join Quinnipiac's squad of step dancers. Step dancing involves rhythm stomping, clapping and cheering. All members are trained in the choreography and technique of this rhythmic dance and are encouraged to perform.

The Production
The purpose of this organization shall be to combine originally composed music and choreographed dances in order to put on an original, creative performance. The goal of this group is to allow students to express their creativity through dance and music and create an original production piece. We will put on performances after we are finished creating the music and choreography. There will be two days per week that the organization will meet. The first day will be the dancers and musicians working separately from each other to improve music and dance skills separately and to start working on the individual portions of the piece that is being created. In other words, the dancers will work on technique and choreography and the musicians on musical skills and composition and writing of music. The second day will be both musicians and dancers combining what they came up with to clean up the piece and rehearse it the way it will be performed in the actual performances. It will be a work in progress up until the day of the performance. Students will learn from each other, learn to collaborate, and improve their music and dance abilities.

Multimedia Groups:

Asian Novelty in Media Entertainment (ANIME) Club
The Anime Club brings together individuals who share an interest in anime, comics, sci-fi, and pop-culture to view, discuss, inform, and celebrate people of various types of these sub-cultures. The group aims to enlighten the community about Japanese media and art. The club branches into manga, video games, card games, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels and cosplaying. Read more about the ANIME Club.

Her Campus Quinnipiac
The purpose of the Her Campus Quinnipiac organization is to provide an online hub for Quinnipiac's women by providing content that is both a resource and a source of entertainment. We highlight campus news, events, interesting students, faculty, alumni, campus photos, and fashion and lifestyle content specifically tailored to women at Quinnipiac.  Student staff members will gain journalism, marketing, publicity, and digital media experience. Students at Quinnipiac will gain a new and fun online resource through this online publication.

Interactive Digital Organization (multimedia design)
The QU Interactive Design Organization is a group of students in the interactive design major or minor, as well as students who have an interest in the field. IDO meets every Tuesday to share and show off design concepts, circulate ideas, offer help and tutorials, and work on designs commissioned by other school organizations.

The Quinnipiac Barnacle
The Quinnipiac Barnacle is a parody newspaper. Their mission is to inform the world on the only truth you may need, bringing daily news updates to the Quinnipiac community.

Quinnipiac Film Society
The Quinnipiac Film Society exists to serve as an outlet for Quinnipiac filmakers to create content in a community setting. It also provides a competitive, but friendly and open, atmosphere for its members to share ideas.

QuinniPR
QuinniPR (QPR) is a student-run Public Relations firm. QPR provides free public relations work and guidance for any and all organizations within Quinnipiac University or an off-campus entity within the local area.

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