The Studio Programs

A member of The Studio performs a spoken word piece

Seminar Info

The Studio Seminar is a 1-credit survey course designed to expose Studio residents to the wide variety of arts disciplines on the UW-Madison campus. Each week, a representative from one of UW-Madison's Arts & Design departments and units will participate in the seminar via sharing a presentation or workshop with students. The course will expose students to a variety of UW-Madison Arts faculty and professional staff, acquainting them with the offerings and cultures of the respective arts and design departments. The course also serves as a catalyst for students to experience the Arts Community in the greater-Madison area.

Programs and Activities

Residents of The Studio have a plethora of art-related events to attend throughout the year. The community hosts dance workshops, artist talks, poetry readings and performances, as well as showcase events where residents can perform for their floor mates. These are just a few of the events that give residents the opportunity to utilize their creative outlet. The Studio also hosts monthly community dinners for residents, which feature respected artists with close ties to The Studio community. These community dinners are a great way for residents to get to know one another as well as artists, faculty and staff. In the past, residents have also helped with the organization of a fashion show, Valentine’s Day event, and many other arts and crafts projects in “the Hive” (The Studio’s shared community space with WISE and the ERLC).


Within each learning community, the seminar is a key part of the resident experience. In addition to the seminar, we strongly encourage residents to take advantage of the many other unique activities and events offered. You can participate in as many or as few programs as you would like, but the more active you are, the more opportunities you will find.