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

Connect with World-Class Faculty:
Close Mentorships. Inspiring Research.

Take your passion for the arts, humanities, or social sciences to the next level with our specialized graduate degree programs. Build rewarding mentoring relationships with world-class faculty. Conduct insightful research. Pursue fulfilling assistantships and internships. Learn from inspiring thought leaders at the center of academic excellence in South Florida.

Why Is the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Your Best Choice?

In addition to excellence in academics, our faculty members are actively involved in research and creative production. We’re home to award-winning authors, Fulbright scholars, and critically acclaimed artists and performers – and you’ll have ample opportunities to partner with them in research, creation and performance.

Perform duets with concert virtuosos. Attend archaeology field schools in Sicily and Ecuador. Work in our on-campus commercial recording studio and for a recording label. Help conduct linguistic studies in our multi-cultural community. It’s just a small sampling of what awaits you here.

Completing your FAU graduate degree can also connect you with future employment through internships matched to your objectives and interests. Our graduate students are very highly regarded across the tri-county region and well beyond.

  • 27 programs: Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master in Fine Arts and PhD degrees
  • Financial support, teaching assistantships and internships are available
  • Flexible evening classes
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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

Bernard-Henri Levy
FAU Presents Bernard-Henri Lévy with a Lecture and Book Signing

Florida Atlantic University and the Palm Beach Book Festival will present Bernard-Henri Lévy for a lecture and book signing on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.... more

Theatre Lab
FAU Theatre Lab Nominated for Six Carbonell Awards

Theatre Lab, the professional resident theater company of Florida Atlantic University, has been nominated for six Carbonell awards. The Carbonell Awards are awarded for excellence in professional theater and are the most... more

Americas Initiative
FAU Americas Initiative Programs Analyze the Role of Art in Redressing the Legacies of Oppression

Florida Atlantic University’s Americas Initiative will present a series of programs in January 2019 that address the role of art in redressing the legacies of oppression. The programs are presented in association with... more

 
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STUDENTS
Amanda Do Nascimento
Amanda Do Nascimento
Music

Amanda Do Nascimento is a senior majoring in Commercial Music Business. She is currently Vice President for Hoot/Wisdom Recording, FAU's on-campus record label, and an active member in SAI's music fraternity. Read More

ALUMNI
Patrick Martin
Patrick Martin
School of Communication Multimedia Studies

Patrick Martin is in his second career after serving in the Army’s 82nd Airborne. He was awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining injuries in his last deployment to Afghanistan. Patrick decided to pursue a career in journalism...Read More

FACULTY
Alan L. Berger
Alan L. Berger
Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies and Director of FAU’s Center for the Study of Values and Violence After Auschwitz

Alan Berger, Ph.D., Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies and Director of FAU’s Center for the Study of Values and Violence After Auschwitz, is the editor of the recently released “Elie Wiesel: Teacher,...Read More

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