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

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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Lucas Wilson
Lucas Wilson
Ph.D candidate

Lucas Wilson is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies under the supervision of Alan Berger, FAU’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies. In the past year, Wilson has had his work published...Read More

Lowanda R. Warren
Lawonda R. Warren
Commercial Music 2005

Lawonda R. Warren is the Assistant City Attorney/Police Legal Advisor for the City of Delray Beach, FL. Read More

Jeffrey Huber

Jeffrey Huber, AIA, associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture, will be a panelist for the American Institute of Architects Symposium Design for Climate Action: Intersections 2020.Read More


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