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

You embrace lifelong learning:
FAU is proud to provide it.

We celebrate and reward those who seek greater knowledge for personal or professional pursuits. Explore the intellectually-enriching educational experiences our world-class faculty and special guest lecturers offer to adults of all ages. See current class schedules and register now.

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Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society is among the largest and most successful programs nationwide:

  • 20,000 members enrolled
  • Education and enrichment for people of all ages
  • Non-credit courses in a wide variety of fields, ranging from contemporary politics to the arts

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See upcoming events and lectures at the Boca Ratonor Jupiter campus


Kwame Alexander and James Patterson
FAU, Palm Beach Book Festival Present Kwame Alexander and James Patterson to Discuss “Becoming Mohammad Ali”

New York Times best-selling authors Kwame Alexander and James Patterson will discuss their young adult novel “Becoming Mohammad Ali” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. via virtual interview... more

In Dialogue: LGBTQ South Florida
FAU Presents ‘In Dialogue: LGBTQ South Florida’

The event will take place via Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Registration is at more

Rebecca LeMoine, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, FAU
Research Thursdays - Book by Rebecca LeMoine Offers a New Examination of Plato

Plato’s Caves challenges readers to examine themselves and to reinvigorate their love of learning... more

Mitch Albom
FAU, Palm Beach Book Festival Present Mitch Albom, Author of ‘Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake and the Making of a Family’ in Online Event

FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Palm Beach Book Festival will present Mitch Albom in an online Zoom webinar on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm more

Images: Adam James Smith; Winter photo, replica town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in China, courtesy of the community’s Promotions Department
Research Thursdays - “Americaville,” Documentary by Adam James Smith Screened Internationally

The film was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Swedish Architecture Film Festival 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.