Residents of The Studio admiring their peers' art at their Showcase

The Studio

Coming to a community that understands my struggles as an artist and a student makes me feel more at home than I could ever have expected.

Joanna G., Resident of The Studio


The Studio residents put on their showcase event

The Studio Seminar | 1 Credit

The Studio Seminar is a 1-credit course taught by our Faculty Director. In the fall, it is designed to expose Studio residents to the wide variety of arts disciplines on 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. In the spring, the course is designed to facilitate artistic collaboration amongst students.

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 community dinners for residents. These community dinners are a great way for residents to get to know one another as well as invited artists, faculty and staff. In the past, residents have also helped with the organization of a fashion show, museum exhibition, multi-media performance, and many other arts and crafts projects. Examples of activities include:

  • Art showcases
  • Dance workshops
  • Current events discussion
  • Poetry readings
  • Karaoke nights
  • Fashion shows
  • Art workshops
  • Outings to concerts, events, and plays
  • Guest artist visits
  • Community dinners

The Studio Professional Staff

Barb Haggerty

Position title: Residence Life Coordinator

Dominique Haller

Position title: Program Coordinator

Helen Lee

Position title: Faculty Director of The Studio
Assistant Professor of Art

Scott Seyforth

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Director of Residence Life