Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Creative and Critical Thinking Thrive Here

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Supporting the Whole Student at Every Step

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

A Rich Array of Artistic and Educational Experiences

Welcome To The Cultural Hub Of South Florida
Explore. Enjoy. Partner With Us.

We invite you to explore a dynamic array of events, including lectures, exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre…particularly our very own professional company, Theatre Lab. Consider partnering with us in one of our many endeavors spanning the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Be Inspired:
Lectures, Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Films

New insights, learning and inspiration awaits you at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. By attending our events, you enjoy world-class art, culture, entertainment and lifelong learning. At the same time, you’re also contributing to deserving efforts: helping the local South Florida economy, nourishing the work force, and supporting deserving educational and community programs.

Our mission is to ensure our students the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the real world. We ground them in important ideas and diverse perspectives and preparing thoughtful, creative, multi-disciplined citizens for today's workforce. Whether an engineering, business, or biomedical sciences major, all FAU students take classes from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, making it one of the largest colleges with an enrollment of more than 4,300 students.

Join us at an upcoming event:

Lectures
Visual Arts and Exhibitions
Concerts
Film
Theatre and Dance
Living Room Theaters

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Children's Hour
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents 'The Children's Hour'

FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” from Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 7 more

Maria Hinojosa
FAU Presents 'Immigration and the First Amendment: The United States and the Hispanic/LatinX Experience,' with Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR’s “Latino USA,” and the PBS series “America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” will be at Florida Atlantic University on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. The... more

Hamilton
FAU Presents 'Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America'

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History presents the lecture “Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America” on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. at the S.E. Wimberly Library, fifth floor, 777... more

Barb Schmidt Fellowship 2018
Manuel Oliver of 'Change the Ref' to Speak at FAU's Student Activism Program

FAU’s student activism program for high school students, “The Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism and Social Change,” will launch on Saturday, Aug. 25. Manuel Oliver, co-founder with... more

William McConnell
The College of Arts and Letters Welcomes New Faculty Members

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is pleased to announce the addition of nine outstanding new faculty members. The Department of English welcomes three new members more

 
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At the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, we help our students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the real world. This means grounding them in important ideas and diverse perspectives. We offer an interdisciplinary approach to learning that reflects the global economy our students will enter after graduation with the objective of preparing thoughtful, creative, multi-disciplined citizens for today's workforce.