Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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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.

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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.

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Theatre and Dance
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University Galleries Presents: A Four Exhibition Look at Our Past, Present and Future Politics
Florida Atlantic University Galleries Presents a Look at Our Past, Present and Future Politics

The collection, titled “University Galleries Presents: A Four Exhibition Look at Our Past, Present and Future Politics,” will be on view virtually from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 more

“The World That Fear Made” by Jason Sharples University of Pennsylvania Press
Research Thursdays - “The World That Fear Made” by Jason Sharples University of Pennsylvania Press

Book Analyzes Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America more

“Pay-to-Vote or Protecting Democracy? Florida’s Showdown Over Felon Voting Rights”
FAU Presents ‘Pay-to-Vote or Protecting Democracy? Florida’s Showdown Over Felon Voting Rights

FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents the free virtual event “Pay-to-Vote or Protecting Democracy? Florida’s Showdown Over Felon Voting Rights” on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. more

“Postcolonial Hangups in Southeast Asian Cinema: Poetics of Space, Sound, and Stability” by Gerald Sim
Research Thursdays - “Postcolonial Hangups in Southeast Asian Cinema: Poetics of Space, Sound, and Stability” by Gerald Sim

Book reveals how postcoloniality manifests stylistically in films more

 “The Politics of Protest: The First Amendment and Free Expression” on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.
FAU Presents ‘The Politics of Protest: The First Amendment and Free Expression’

FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents the free virtual event “The Politics of Protest: The First Amendment and Free Expression” on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. 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.