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
NEWS ALL NEWS

2018 FAU Talon Awards
The College of Arts and Letters featured prominently at the FAU Alumni Association's Talon Awards ceremony

The annual Talon Awards recognize a single FAU student, faculty member, community member and alumni and this year, three out of the four honorees were connected to Arts and Letters. more

Adam Bradford, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., John Kelly
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Presented with FAU's Making Waves Award

Florida Atlantic University recently presented Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. with the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Making Waves Award. The award, which was presented during a lecture with Mr. Kennedy, recognizes... more

Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié
FAU's University Galleries to Present 'Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié'

FAU's University Galleries will present “Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié.” The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in the... more

Bobby Kennedy
FAU Presents Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. with a Lecture and Book Signing

FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival will present Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for a lecture and book signing on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $35 and can... more

Lien-Hang T. Nguyen
FAU Presents: Toward a New History of the Tet Offensive - Spies, Allies and Murder in Hanoi

The 2018 Florida Atlantic University John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture presents “Toward a New History of the Tet Offensive: Spies, Allies and Murder in Hanoi,” with Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Ph.D., from Columbia University 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
Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith
BA Multimedia Journalism 2018

Taylor graduated from FAU in 2018 with BA in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Film and Video. After graduation, Taylor began her job as a Multimedia Journalist News Reporter at WTVA Channel 9, a NBC and FOX affiliate...Read More

FACULTY
Meredith Ellis
Meredith Ellis
Anthropology

Meredith A. B. Ellis, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology, recently had her first single-authored monograph published. The Children of Spring Street: The Bioarchaeology of Childhood in a 19th Century Abolitionist Congregation...Read More

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