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
NEWS ALL NEWS

Lien-Hang T. Nguyen
FAU Presents: Toward a New History of the Tet Offensive - Spies, Allies and Murder in Hanoi

The 2018 Florida Atlantic University John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture presents “Toward a New History of the Tet Offensive: Spies, Allies and Murder in Hanoi,” with Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Ph.D., from Columbia University more

Michael Zager
FAU Professor Michael Zager Inducted into Legends of Vinyl Hall of Fame

Michael Zager, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts, professor of music, and founder of FAU’s commercial music program and Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, was recently inducted into the Legends of Vinyl Artists... more

Children's Hour
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents 'The Children's Hour'

FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” from Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 7 more

Maria Hinojosa
FAU Presents 'Immigration and the First Amendment: The United States and the Hispanic/LatinX Experience,' with Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR’s “Latino USA,” and the PBS series “America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” will be at Florida Atlantic University on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. The... more

Hamilton
FAU Presents 'Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America'

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History presents the lecture “Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America” on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. at the S.E. Wimberly Library, fifth floor, 777... more

 
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STUDENTS
Roser Boltes
Roser Boltes
Visual Arts and Art History

Roser Boltes is a sophomore majoring in Art History. This past summer Roser went abroad on her first archeological dig in Sicily, Italy. The FAU study abroad program, Exploring Ancient Sicily at Palike, lead by Professor...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
Meredith Ellis
Meredith Ellis
Anthropology

Meredith A. B. Ellis, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology, recently had her first single-authored monograph published. The Children of Spring Street: The Bioarchaeology of Childhood in a 19th Century Abolitionist Congregation...Read More

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