The Studio – Built for your … creativity.

The Studio is a residential learning community located in Sellery hall in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. We house 64 residents in a co-ed living environment. Residents enroll in the 1 credit Studio seminar courses, which meet once a week and are led by Faculty Director Faisal Abdu’Allah and Program Coordinator Marina Kelly each fall and spring. The Studio also hosts a variety of events, ranging from community dinners with faculty members, visual and performing arts showcases, writing and music workshops and more. Being surrounded by students from a range of creative backgrounds, residents experience a living and learning environment where collaboration fuels creativity!

Here you’ll find the latest updates on what’s happening in our community, check out our arts spaces (you can even book a tour!), and find out how to contact key staff members.

Recent News

March 12, 2018

Call for Applications: 2018 Studio Creative Arts Awards

Hello Studio residents! We are thrilled to announce our annual call for applications for The Studio Creative Arts Awards! These awards recognize and honor exceptional artistic projects and endeavors conceived of by 2017-2018 Studio residents to be carried out during the 2018-2019 academic year. The Arts Institute will provide $500 of general support for a…

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February 27, 2018

Project Thrift 2018

Over the weekend of February 17, 2018, The Studio held its annual Project Thrift event. While there were many fantastic designs to choose from, only one group could be the winner. The day started off with designers from The Studio, StartUp and GreenHouse Learning Communities visiting local thrift shop Dig & Save. While there, the…

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February 13, 2018

Get to know Faculty Director of The Studio, Faisal Abdu’allah

This week on the blog, we want to feature the Faculty Director of The Studio, the multi-talented artist Faisal Abdu’Allah. Faisal is here in Madison all the way from London and we are very grateful to have him here with us. Recently, Faisal has created quite a buzz with his own exhibit called The Duppy…

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The Blackbox

The Blackbox

The Blackbox is a theatre space equipped with a sprung dance floor, professional lighting grid and music system. Residents have access to our Blackbox space 24 hours a day.

The Creative Lab

The Creative Lab

The Creative Lab is a digital and visual arts space furnished with a Macintosh desktop computer loaded with a variety of creative software tools. Students use this space to work on collaborative projects, including sound engineering and recording in our portable sound booth, as well as just to hang out!

The Hive

The Hive

The Hive is a community space shared with residents of the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community. The Hive features a mural created by Studio residents, a wide array of arts and crafts supplies and access to a sink for the messier arts projects!


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The Studio

Sellery Hall
821 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1798