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

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters: Personalized Learning. Inspiring Research. Multi-Disciplinary Focus.

Pursue your passion in the arts, humanities, or social sciences through 20 diverse undergraduate degree programs. Work closely with world-renowned faculty on inspiring research, pursue interdisciplinary interests through our certificate programs or explore the globe through robust study abroad options. See why our graduates are well-rounded and ready to succeed in a fast-changing economic world.

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

Experience the lifelong advantages of a quality arts and liberal arts education, combined with leading-edge instruction in emerging 21st century fields. Enjoy unique opportunities to learn and grow at the center of artistic, cultural and social thought in diverse South Florida.

Our undergraduate degrees have prepared more than 22,000 students for successful advanced study and careers spanning law, archaeology, journalism, theater, and many more professional fields.

  • Smaller classes: more personalized attention
  • Dedicated research faculty
  • Outstanding multi-disciplinary opportunities

FAU Department of Theatre partnering with FAU Theatre Lab
FAU Announces Summer Repertory Shows for 2021

The Department of Theatre is partnering with FAU Theatre Lab to present six socially distanced live theater readings with the theme of award-winning and original work in the performing arts. more

Playwrights Andie Arthur and Juan C. Sanchez
FAU Theatre Lab’s Fair Play Initiative Supports LGBTQ+ Playwrights

The 2021 edition of The Fair Play Initiative will feature three commissions of new plays, beginning this summer with two newly-commissioned audio plays... more

Image above: Detail from an original in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University
Research Thursdays - Adrian Finucane Receives NEH Summer Stipend

Finucane’s Book addresses themes of warfare and incarceration as well as empire and cultural contact in the 18th-century Atlantic world... more

Work by Daniel Bolojan
Research Thursdays - Daniel Bolojan exhibits AI and Architecture research in Biennale Architettura 2021

Bolojan is one of the leading voices in the implementation of deep learning strategies in architecture and the architectural design process... more

Dean Michael Horswell, Myrna Gordon Skurnick and FAU President John Kelly
Gift to FAU Establishes the Myrna Gordon Skurnick Writing Nest at Theatre Lab

This new space provides a place where Skurnick fellows and writers can find inspiration to write and potentially collaborate on new works for the stage. more

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Kennedy McKinney
Kennedy McKinney
Sophomore, Multimedia Journalism

Founder and editor-in-chief of the first Black newspaper of FAU, The Paradigm Press...Read More

Quentin Wilson Jr
Quentin Wilson Jr
BA Political Science

Quentin (Q) Wilson is a recent graduate of the Political Science program and founded Q Juice in August 2020.Read More

Emanuele Pettener
Emanuele Pettener
Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature

Professor Emanuele Pettener was recently interviewed on Italian national television (Tg2) about his book “Floridiana.” Read More


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