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

NEWS ALL NEWS

Clarence Brooks
Clarence Brooks performs at the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium

Clarence Brooks was one of five performers that was asked to participate in “The Legacy of the New Dance Group” at the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium in April 2019. more

Festival Rep
Sister Act, Sabrina Fair and a Big Band Concert at FAU this Summer

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has announced its summer lineup for Festival Repertory Theatre 2019. more

Jeffrey Morton
Jeffrey Morton Receives Teacher of the Year Award

Jeffrey Morton, Ph.D., professor of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, won the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award at the University’s 50th annual Honors Convocation which was held... more

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
FAU Theatre Lab Recognized with Two Carbonell Awards

Theatre Lab, the professional resident theater company of Florida Atlantic University, recently was recognized with two Carbonell Awards at the 43rd annual Carbonell Award Ceremony. Dawn C Shamburger, Theatre Lab’s resident... more

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall Shares Her Reasons for Hope at FAU

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, and a devoted conservationist, spoke to a sold-out crowd of 2,500 people at Florida Atlantic University on March 19, 2019. She shared her reasons for hope... 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.