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.

Letter From the Dean

MAKE A GIFT: Arts and Letters Emergency Student Fund

FAU Cares Campaign

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

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

Images (l/r): Alka Sapat, Ph.D.; Book cover of “Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery,” edited by Alka Sapat; Ann-Margaret Esnard
Research Thursdays - Investigating the Implications of COVID-19 for Hurricane-Prone Areas

Alka Sapat, Ph.D., director of the School of Public Administration, is the lead Principal Investigator on this NSF Rapid Response Research Study more

School of Architecture
Letter From the Dean - Welcoming the Schools of Architecture and Public Administration

We are very excited to welcome our new students, faculty and staff and we look forward to the collaborative work that will be possible more

Images (l/r): Kelly J. Shannon; Book cover of “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights” (2018);
Research Thursdays - Promoting Equity and Understanding of Diverse Cultures

Kelly J. Shannon, Associate Professor of History has been appointed the new director of FAU’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR) more

Images (l/r): Book cover of “Jewfish;” Andrew Furman
Research Thursdays - “Jewfish,” a new novel by English Professor Andrew Furman

This new novel shines a light on the environmental issues facing south Florida and the planet more

Image (L/R): (book cover detail) “Unstable Masks Whiteness and American Superhero Comics,” edited by Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, The Ohio State University Press, January 2020; Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins; Eric L. Berlatsky; (book cover detail) “Ms. Marvel’s America No Normal,” Edited by Jessica Baldanzi & Hussein Rashid, University of Mississippi Press, February 2020
Research Thursdays - Department of English faculty members have co-authored two articles on the intersection of superheroes and racial politics

The intersection of superheroes in comic books, racial politics, the politics of racial mixing and racial mixedness 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.