Dr. Andrew Harris, Dean, talks about the academic programs in the School of Arts and Humanities and the exploration of the human condition through scholarly, artistic, and civic engagement.
“Our students contribute to a vibrant cultural and intellectual life on campus and throughout the community,” he explains.
Read more of Dr. Harris’ message outlining the many opportunities Keene State students have to prepare for meaningful personal and professional lives through focused and interdisciplinary programs, valuable internships, and a close working relationship with our award winning faculty. More about Message from the Dean
Students in the School of Arts and Humanities enjoy a variety of opportunities to conduct research with their distinguished faculty. It’s a great way to dive deeply into the subject and also develops skills that can be used in any discipline. More about Undergraduate Research
Keene State’s award-winning faculty are focused on the success of our students. No over-sized classes. No graduate lecturers. Our faculty are teachers and scholars, mentors and colleagues. More about It All Starts With Great Teaching
You’ll find them around the country and around the world, and in every career track. They were motivated and inspired by our faculty and they are driven by Keene State’s motto: Enter to learn – go forth to serve. They are making a difference and they are proud of it. More about Alumni Make a Difference
Areas of Study
The Cohen Center is much more than a resource center, though that is how it began in 1983. The Center is located at Keene State College in rural New Hampshire. We are charged by our founder, [Dr. Charles Hildebrandt] "To Remember…and to Teach." Rooted in the College’s public liberal arts mission, the Cohen Center is a leading educational center devoted to the memory and study of the Holocaust and genocide. More about Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Keene State College offers an exciting year-round venue for the arts and a vibrant teaching facility for the visual and performing arts.
Spectacular music, theater, and dance come to the Redfern Arts Center each year creating unforgettable artistic encounters for the campus and the community. Hosting internationally renowned artists, emerging young talent, and Keene State’s own student and faculty performers, the Redfern is the region’s premiere performance venue. The Redfern’s expanded outreach programs and community partnerships create an unparalleled resource for the community and beyond and support the College’s departments of music, theatre, dance, and art. More
For over twenty years, the Keene State College Film Society has been screening contemporary, classic, Hollywood, and art house films at the Putnam Arts Lecture Hall at Keene State College. Films are shown year round in a fully equipped venue that includes Dolby Digital Sound. The active schedule of screenings provides a first quality cinematic experience at a reasonable price. More
The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College is a prominent focal point for the visual arts in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region. The Thorne features a schedule of exhibitions of national and international importance and showcases the work of local artists and Keene State College faculty and students. The museum’s permanent collection is dedicated to collecting and preserving the art of the 19th-century artists who were inspired by Mount Monadnock and formed the renowned Dublin Art Colony. The collection also includes many contemporary works by Jules Olitski, Fritz Scholder, Robert Mapplethorpe, and George Rickey. More
News and Events
Arts & Humanities Newsletter
When Samantha Brault sat down to watch the movie “Freedom Writers” seven years ago, the South Hadley, MA, native who is entering this year’s freshman class at Keene State had no idea the impact it would have on her life.
The 2007 drama tells the story of a young teacher...
Earlier this summer, representatives of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA) spent a week in Washington, DC, discussing the importance of music and arts in pre-K–12 education. NHMEA is a federated state association of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which is the national voice for advocacy for...
Presque Isle is considered a pretty remote part of Maine, and it's certainly remote from Keene. But it's not as remote as the possibility of a dancer with little technical training winning the Theatre and Dance Department's prestigious Talent Scholarship , though that's just what Hanna Patterson , an incoming...