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Arts, Education, and Culture

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%s thumbnailAmerican Studies

Explores the politics, literature, and popular culture of the past to illuminate the total American experience.

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%s thumbnailArt & Design

Encompasses the fine arts, graphic design, studio art, and art history. Take your talent to a professional level.

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%s thumbnailCommunication and Philosophy

How to argue persuasively, how to create and articulate a message, how to make ethical decisions: these skills underlie the study of Communication.

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Integrate the liberal arts with professional training at all levels from early childhood through high school. NCATE accredited since 1954.

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%s thumbnailEnglish

Love the written word in all its glory and complexity? Focus on literature or writing; delve into medieval studies.

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%s thumbnailFilm Studies

Concentrations in both film production and critical analysis. KSC grads have gone on to distinguished careers in the film industry and academia.

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%s thumbnailFrench

Acquire an active command of written and spoken French, familiarity with the French-speaking world, and study abroad. Bonjour, Paris!

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%s thumbnailGerman

Study German history and culture, acquire an active command of the language, and study abroad in Germany or Austria.

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%s thumbnailHistory

Why history? Because “those who don’t understand the past are condemned to repeat it” (George Santayana).

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%s thumbnailHolocaust and Genocide Studies

The first four-year BA degree in the U.S. examines both the Holocaust and the broader topic of genocide. Students may spend a semester at the Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University in Poland.

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%s thumbnailJournalism, Multimedia, Public Relations

Writing, editing, and presenting effective stories for both print and broadcast media, with a liberal arts perspective.

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%s thumbnailMusic

Options in Composition, Music Education, Performance, Music Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Music

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%s thumbnailSpanish

Acquire an active command of written and spoken Spanish, learn about history and current issues, and study in Spain or Latin America. ¡Hola!

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%s thumbnailTheatre and Dance

With the Redfern Arts Center as a laboratory for performance, students may specialize in modern dance or theatre arts.

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%s thumbnailWomen's and Gender Studies

The intersection of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and religion. What are the social origins and related politics of identity?

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Hank Knight, Cohen Center

Cohen Center

The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 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][4] "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.

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The Monadnock Region’s Home for the Arts

Keene State College offers an exciting year-round venue for the arts and a vibrant teaching facility for the visual and performing arts.

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.

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 cinematic experience at a reasonable price.

The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College is a 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.

Theatrical performance of Dracula
Emily Drouin
July 11, 2018 –

By day, she’s a mild-mannered ophthalmic assistant; by night she’s a creator of superheroes. Emily (Watts) Drouin ’04, a graphic design major at Keene State, is all about promoting art...

Jeff Friedman
July 3, 2018 –

Jeff Friedman, an acclaimed poet and a lecturer in creative writing at Keene State, is author of seven collections – and is known for the humor in his work. He...

Brinda Charry
June 8, 2018 –

When it comes to the arts, Keene State is a powerhouse in the Monadnock Region and beyond – as evidenced by the great showing the college will have at the...

Contact Arts, Education, and Culture

School of Arts, Education, and Culture
Sarah Spykman
Divisional Admin Support Coordinator
603-358-2772