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 Dominique Haller 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

May 8, 2019

End of Semester Wrap-Up!

Hello Studio residents! The academic year is just about over and as sad as it is, you are all soon to move on and become Studio alum. We want to thank you all for a great school year and countless memories. We hope you had fun at all of the workshops and showcases, but we…

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April 23, 2019

Creative Arts Award Winners

The Studio is proud to announce the 2019 winners of the Creative Arts Awards! Heron Splinter will conduct research on using performance art to break down the walls of isolation in society. Samuel Eklund, Godwill Oke, and Deryk Gonzalez will initiate a new venue in the basement of their rented home for performers of all types to share…

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April 10, 2019

Final Showcase of the semester!

Current residents of The Studio: the time has come for the final showcase of the year! The event will be on Friday, April 19 at 6:00 pm in the Blackbox. We know that you all have grown closer throughout the year and you’ve been learning a lot about each other as a whole. As our…

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Spaces

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!

Staff

Faisal Abdu'Allah
Faculty Director

Faisal Abdu'Allah

Faculty Director

abduallah@wisc.edu

Dominque Haller
Program Coordinator

Dominque Haller

Program Coordinator

dhaller@wisc.edu

Kate Young
Residence Life Coordinator - Sellery Hall

Kate Young

Residence Life Coordinator - Sellery Hall

kate.young@housing.wisc.edu

Jim Vogel
Technical Director, Studio Blackbox Theatre

Jim Vogel

Technical Director, Studio Blackbox Theatre

James.Vogel@wisc.edu

Christiana Fowlkes
House Fellow

Christiana Fowlkes

House Fellow

fowlkes@wisc.edu

Zion Richardson
Student Program Assistant

Zion Richardson

Student Program Assistant

zarichardson@wisc.edu

Partners & Sponsors

Contact

The Studio

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