Collage of students performing on stage

What We Do

Where creativity meets community

Students in front of Studio signThe Studio is a residential learning community in Ogg Hall in the heart of the UW–Madison campus. We house over 60 student residents from all majors in a co-ed living environment. Our residents can take an exclusive 1-credit seminar each semester, led by our Faculty Director Helen Lee. We share our talents by collaborating and supporting each other in our creative practices. Residents participate in arts showcases, workshops, trips, community dinners, and more!

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The Studio Seminar

Spring 2023 seminar flyerSpring 2023 Seminar: The Studio Presents

Course: Integrated Arts 112
Day/Time/Location: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm, The Studio Blackbox, Ogg Hall
Credits: 1
Instructor: Faculty Director Professor Helen Lee
Description: In Spring of 2023, The Studio Presents will look to the theme of Semiotics in exploring the use of icons, indexes, and symbols through a collaborative creative project. We will work hands-on in neon with Tom Zickuhr, with potential for interactivity via wearable/mobile neon and/or neon symbols that are responsive to sound or music. Guest artists will include writer, performer, and futurist Porsha Olayiwola and street artist and muralist Marka27. Exhibition visits will include work from Sanford Biggers and the MASK Consortium. Readings will include the graphic novel Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis. Students will spend the second half of the semester working towards a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative group project driven by student skills and interests. This work will be publicly shared with the larger UW-Madison community with ample support from The Studio.


The Blackbox

Blackbox Theater in Ogg Hall

The Blackbox is an interdisciplinary performance space with a professional lighting grid and music system. We also use the Blackbox for our seminar. Residents have access to our Blackbox space 24 hours a day!

The Creative Lab

The Creative Lab in Ogg Hall

The Creative Lab is a digital and visual arts space. It is furnished with MacMinis loaded with a variety of creative software tools.

The Hive

The Hive in Ogg Hall

The Hive is a community and creative space that features a wide array of arts and crafts supplies. Plus, and access to a sink for the messier arts projects!

The Recording Studio

The Recording Studio in Ogg Hall

The Recording Studio is a space dedicated to recording and producing music. It is furnished with a Mac desktop computer loaded with a variety of creative software tools. It has a MIDI keyboard and microphone with a Kaotica Eyeball soundproofing cover. We also have a keyboard, upright piano, and drum set available.