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. Listen to the Arts and Letters ‘In Conversation’ Podcast

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

Kathryn Pewenofkit Bridwell-Briner
FAU Ph.D. Project to Create First Online Comanche Dictionary

FAU Ph.D. student Kathryn Pewenofkit Bridwell-Briner spent a week at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. in August as part of the Smithsonian’s “Recovering Voices Community Research Program.” more

Ayse Papatya Bucak
Book by Ayse Papatya Bucak Makes Oprah Magazine’s 10 Books to Read in August

Associate Professor of English Ayse Papatya Bucak’s, Ph.D., latest book “The Trojan War Museum, and Other Stories” was listed in Oprah Magazine’s “10 August Books You Should Read Right Now” list for August 2019. more

Ken Keaton
The Passing of Dr. Ken Keaton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Ken Keaton, a dedicated and inspiring professor in the Department of Music. He passed away on July 15, 2019. more

Matt Stabile
Theatre Lab’s Fair Play Initiative

Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest program, “The Fair Play Initiative,” a program for commissioning and development of plays... more

Skipp Orr
FAU Alumnus Skipp Orr Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

FAU alumnus Robert M. (Skipp) Orr recently received the Order of the Rising Sun, an honor granted by the Imperial Palace of Japan. The award was given by Shinsuke Sugiyama, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, in... more

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Neasha Prince
Neasha Prince
Philosophy and Sociology

Neasha Prince is a senior double majoring in Philosophy and Sociology. During the summer of 2019, she interned with Kellogg as a Project Management Intern in the IT department. Read More

Janelle Sarauw
Janelle Sarauw
BA Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies 2007

Senator Janelle Sarauw, BA Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies 2007, was named the 2019 Distinguished Alumni for the College. Read More

Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Political Science

Angela Nichols, Ph.D. assistant professor of political science, conducted fieldwork in Colombia during the summer of 2019. Her project examined women's participation in both war and peace. She conducted more than 50 interviews...Read More


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