Seattle University offers three main areas of study in Visual Art.
The painting and drawing area emphasizes the broad range of painting and drawing practices currently available to artists, and is supported by the area's experienced faculty of practicing artists.
The printmaking area functions as a laboratory for investigating printing and other multiple imaging practices including etching, monotype, block printing, and experimental printing processes using digital media.
The ceramics area is devoted to introducing students to the rich traditions of ceramic practice while encouraging the use of materials and methods as vehicles for individual expression in contemporary art making. Courses include beginning and advanced levels of ceramics, and include wheel throwing, hand building, and clay and glazes.