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

Zager with the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn T. Davies, at a celebration of 200 years of Friendship between the United States and Thailand
FAU Professor Produces Album in Thailand

Michael Zager, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts and founder of Florida Atlantic University’s Commercial Music Program and Hoot/Wisdom Recordings recently produced an album for the Royal Family of... more

Easy Virtue, Cabaret and a Big Band Concert at FAU this Summer
Easy Virtue, Cabaret and a Big Band Concert at FAU this Summer

FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance has announced its summer lineup for Festival Repertory Theatre 2018. more

Barb Schmidt Fellowship
FAU Launches Student Activism Fellowship

High School students can apply for the fellowship and earn six FAU credits and a $1,000 stipend through weekend workshops and activities during 2018-19. more

MONKEYS SEE, MONKEYS DO CROSS SPECIES BOUNDARY
MONKEYS SEE, MONKEYS DO CROSS SPECIES BOUNDARY

“Jimmy” is a hybrid male monkey in the study group in Gombe National Park. (Photo credit: Maneno Mpongo / Gombe Hybrid Monkey Project) more

Cuban Courage
FAU Theatre Lab Presents - Cuban Courage

FAU Theatre Lab Presents presents Cuban Courage by Mark Walter Braswell. This musical tells the story of a child in Havana and his parents’ difficult decision to send him alone to Miami to keep him safe. more

 
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Annie Baron
Annie Baron
Political Science

Annie Baron is a senior majoring in Political Science. This summer she will be working as a policy fellow at Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis and Associates in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities will include summarizing hearings...Read More

ALUMNI
Todd S. Pugh
Todd S. Pugh
BA Political Science 1993

The FAU Alumni Association chose Todd Pugh as the 2018 Distinguished Alum for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Pugh is currently a partner at Breen and Pugh Attorneys at Law in Chicago, IL. The law firm...Read More

FACULTY
Dr. Beoku-Betts
Josephine Beoku-Betts
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Josephine Beoku-Betts, Ph.D., will serve as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Institute for Gender Studies and Documentation (INGRADOC) at the University of Sierra Leone. During her term as a Fulbright...Read More

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