Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences

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Seattle University
College of Arts and Sciences
TypePrivate, Catholic, Jesuit
DeanDavid Powers
Location, ,
47°36′36″N 122°19′08″W / 47.61007°N 122.319°W / 47.61007; -122.319Coordinates: 47°36′36″N 122°19′08″W / 47.61007°N 122.319°W / 47.61007; -122.319
48 acres (194,249 m²)

Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences in Seattle, Washington is the oldest undergraduate and graduate college affiliated with Seattle University. The College offers 41 undergraduate majors, 36 undergraduate minors, 6 graduate degrees, and 1 post-graduate certificate.


Seattle University's 42-acre (170,000 m2) campus is located in the First Hill area of Seattle.

Casey Building[edit]

Home to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Casey Building is a five story building housing the college's administrative offices and a majority of the undergraduate and graduate departments. It features multiple meeting and conference rooms, the office of the Dean, and a five-floor glass atrium overlooking the gardens hidden behind the building.

Fine Arts Building[edit]

Overlooking the largest open lawn on the Seattle University campus, this building houses the classrooms, administrative offices of the Art and Art History Department and the Performing Arts and Arts Leadership Department, as well as the department's Vachon Room: an open 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) performance space used for rehearsals, exhibits, live theater and other events of artistic expression. Adjacent to the Fine Arts building, the recently remodeled Hunthaussen Hall also contains several learning spaces, a design studio and digital art lab.

Jeanne Marie & Rhoady Lee Center for the Arts[edit]

Seattle University opened The Jeanne Marie & Rhoady Lee Center on February 14, 2006. A performance and exhibition space on the corner of Twelfth Avenue and East Marion Street, the facility was designed for use by Seattle University students, Seattle artists, and the wider community.

The Center for the Arts houses a 150-seat flexible theater designed for drama, dance, and ensemble music. It also houses The Hedreen Gallery, a lobby art gallery for the public display of visual art by students and visiting artists visible through over 90 feet (27 m) of plate glass windows along Twelfth Avenue. The Center also includes a scene shop, costume shop, prop room, green room, dressing room, and ticket booth.

Designed in conjunction with the managing and artistic directors of local theater and dance companies as well as with Seattle University faculty, the performance space is usable by a wide variety of visiting artists and resident companies by virtue of the flexibility of its seating and stage configuration. Both stage and seating are mobile and removable. The theater is equipped with lighting and sound technology operated from an elevated control booth. The exterior decor coordinates with the surrounding campus, while the lobby art gallery along Twelfth Avenue is another feature.

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