Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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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
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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

Michael Zager
FAU Professor Michael Zager Inducted into Legends of Vinyl Hall of Fame

Michael Zager, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts, professor of music, and founder of FAU’s commercial music program and Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, was recently inducted into the Legends of Vinyl Artists... 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
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Luc Beauliere
BA Music Education 2010

Luc graduated from FAU in 2010 with a BA in Music Education. In 2013, Luc returned to his hometown of Saint-Marc, Haiti to give back to his community. Seeing a lack of opportunity and the level of poverty that people were...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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