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

Welcome To The Cultural Hub Of South Florida
Explore. Enjoy. Partner With Us.

We invite you to explore a dynamic array of events, including lectures, exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre…particularly our very own professional company, Theatre Lab. Consider partnering with us in one of our many endeavors spanning the arts, humanities, and social sciences.



Be Inspired:
Lectures, Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Films

New insights, learning and inspiration awaits you at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. By attending our events, you enjoy world-class art, culture, entertainment and lifelong learning. At the same time, you’re also contributing to deserving efforts: helping the local South Florida economy, nourishing the work force, and supporting deserving educational and community programs.

Our mission is to ensure our students the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the real world. We ground them in important ideas and diverse perspectives and preparing thoughtful, creative, multi-disciplined citizens for today's workforce. Whether an engineering, business, or biomedical sciences major, all FAU students take classes from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, making it one of the largest colleges with an enrollment of more than 4,300 students.

Join us at an upcoming event:

Lectures
Visual Arts and Exhibitions
Concerts
Film
Theatre and Dance
Living Room Theaters

NEWS ALL NEWS

Richard Shusterman, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and English, and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture
Research Thursdays - New book by the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities

"Ars Erotica" offers a critical, comparative analysis of the erotic theories proposed by the most influential premodern cultural traditions... more

FAU Family Art Day
University Galleries Presents Family Art Day

Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery on Sat., Sept. 25, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Open to kids ages 5 to 12, the event is free for families to attend. more

Rogues in the Postcolony: Narrating Extraction and Itinerancy in India will be available in January 2022
Stacey Balkan, Department of English, Will Publish Two Books This Term

"Rogues in the Postcolony: Narrating Extraction and Itinerancy" in India will be available in January 2022... more

Afghan refugees hold placards as they participate in a protest in New Delhi on Aug. 23. Hundreds of activists from various organizations and Afghan refugees protested against the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and demanded protection for Afghan women. (Harish Tyagi/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Pre-war U.S. Support for Afghan Women’s Rights Offers a Blueprint for the Future

Written by Kelly J. Shannon, Director, Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR) featured in The Washington Post... more

Harumi Abe, Pine Island, 2018, gouache and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48.
FAU Announces the University Galleries 2021-22 Season

Each season, the University Galleries presents a variety of public programs including traveling exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, film series, and music performances, bringing the community an opportunity to explore... more

 
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At the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, we help our students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the real world. This means grounding them in important ideas and diverse perspectives. We offer an interdisciplinary approach to learning that reflects the global economy our students will enter after graduation with the objective of preparing thoughtful, creative, multi-disciplined citizens for today's workforce.