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.

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
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Barb Schmidt Fellowship

FAU Launches Student Activism Fellowship

High School students can apply for the fellowship and earn six FAU credits and a $1,000 stipend through weekend workshops and activities during 2018-19. more

MONKEYS SEE, MONKEYS DO CROSS SPECIES BOUNDARY

“Jimmy” is a hybrid male monkey in the study group in Gombe National Park. (Photo credit: Maneno Mpongo / Gombe Hybrid Monkey Project) more

Cuban Courage

FAU Theatre Lab Presents - Cuban Courage

FAU Theatre Lab Presents presents Cuban Courage by Mark Walter Braswell. This musical tells the story of a child in Havana and his parents’ difficult decision to send him alone to Miami to keep him safe. more

P. Scott Cunningham, O, Miami Founder and Director, Recently at FAU for Book Reading and Signing

The Department of English within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, along with Barb Schmidt’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life, hosted P. Scott Cunningham in April with a reading... more

'Washington Post' Editor Eugene Robinson Discussed Today's Media Environment at FAU's 2018 Larkin Symposium

FAU’s 2018 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency featured Pulitzer Prize-winner Eugene Robinson with “Covering the Presidency in the Modern Media Age.” Robinson is associate editor and columnist... more

 
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STUDENTS
Annie Baron

Annie Baron

Political Science

Annie Baron is a senior majoring in Political Science. This summer she will be working as a policy fellow at Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis and Associates in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities will include summarizing hearings...Read More

ALUMNI
Todd S. Pugh

Todd S. Pugh

BA Political Science 1993

The FAU Alumni Association chose Todd Pugh as the 2018 Distinguished Alum for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Pugh is currently a partner at Breen and Pugh Attorneys at Law in Chicago, IL. The law firm...Read More

FACULTY
Michael Zager

Michael Zager

Commercial Music Program

Michael Zager received his fourth Fulbright Specialist Grant. For this grant, Zager will be designing a commercial music program for the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music in Vietnam this summer... Read More

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