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

December 12, 2017

Semester Wrap-Up Already!

As the semester winds down to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the outstanding time we’ve had here in the Studio. Just a few short months ago, many of our students were starting college, experiencing the university for the first time. From forming bonds with new people, attending events, trying…

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November 28, 2017

The Studio Presents: Arts Internships for Current and Previous Studio Residents

The Studio is excited to announce a brand new Internships in the Arts course, designed specifically for current and previous Studio residents. This course will be offered in Spring 2018 and is worth one credit. It will be comprised of a weekly 1 hour in class and 25 hours of fieldwork with your choice of…

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November 14, 2017

The Studio Presents: Thanks-taking Community Dinner

Thanksgiving recess is rapidly approaching! For many, “Thanksgiving” is a holiday like any other – a fun time to eat a large, festive meal and be with family. Some people might even remember being a little kid and learning about the original Thanksgiving as a peaceful event where Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to…

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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