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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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

Palm Beach Book Festival 2019
FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival Present 'New York Times' Best-Selling Authors in Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is hosting the fifth annual Palm Beach Book Festival with an exciting group of New York Times bestselling, celebrity authors to give a presentation... more

Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life - Be The Change - April 5
Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life and FAU Present “Be the Change,” an Evening with Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle and Brittany Packnett

Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, Barb Schmidt founder, and Florida Atlantic University present “Be the Change,” an evening of conversation and storytelling on how personal empowerment and self-care can lead to positive social... more

White House
FAU to Host Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency

Florida Atlantic University’s 2019 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency’s “Origins of the American Presidency,” a two-day symposium featuring scholars from around the world to present research,... 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.