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

May 9, 2018

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. Click here to access photos from the 60 Minute Soirée event! We will miss you all, but are excited to see what you will do in the future….

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April 24, 2018

Ama Wray’s Final Residency Events

Hey Studio residents! We also can’t believe it’s the end of the year. Sometimes ends mean saying some goodbyes and this semester, we are sad to be saying goodbye to the Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence Ama Wray. Help us send her off warmly by attending her last events of the year! The final…

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April 11, 2018

The Studio presents Youth Culture. – an evening of visual art, music performance, and more!

The Studio is known for providing some great opportunities for its residents, and this event is no different. On Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, The Studio presents Youth Culture. – an evening of visual art, music performance, and more! Youth Culture. is defined as an ever-present journey of truth which an individual…

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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