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Our photography program includes both digital and film-based photography. We have a full darkroom as well as a digital printing studio that includes a film scanner, professional printers, and a 44-inch mural printer.

Students will learn manual camera controls, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, darkroom techniques, and digital output. We regularly bring visiting photographers from NY and Boston to Keene State for a series of exhibitions at the Carroll House Gallery and public lectures and workshops.

Andrew Hodgdon ’12

"When I took photography, Photo 1 was all film. We were taught the basics of camera exposure and how the camera and lens work. We were then thrown into the darkroom to develop and print our photos. Being in the darkroom is like no other experience. You learn to be patient and you learn to be humble. … Being inside a small room with 10 other students forces you to connect and work off of each other in a way that is constructive and creative. My education as a photographer didn’t stop at Keene State College, I take those lessons with me everywhere I go."

Andrew Hodgdon 2012, Film Studies

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December 19, 2017 –

During her senior year at Keene State, Elizabeth Gallacher ’17 set out to undertake a series of paintings of the nude female figure. She turned to the model whose poses she captured in her artwork to set the tone.

“Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and cultures,” Gallacher wrote…

July 20, 2017 –

Among the many extraordinary first-year students coming to Keene State this fall will be two young women from Nepal. Puja Thapa and Benajil Rai have received scholarships, thanks to the partnership between Keene State and the Nepal-based Little Sisters Fund . The Little Sisters Fund has been working since 1998…

June 19, 2017 –

Hailing from Bow, New Hampshire, newly minted graphic design BFA (with a minor in studio art) Chandler Ives ’17 was recently hired by Calypso Communications, an integrated creative and public relations agency with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. and Portland, Maine. Ives will bring his web design and animation talents to…

January 20, 2017 –

Each year, Associate Professor of Art Randall Hoyt designs a card and animation for Svigals + Partners Architects  that expresses the essence of the New Haven, Connecticut, firm’s philosophy. Over Christmas break, Prof. Hoyt set up a temporary studio in the Media Arts Center and created Together!, an engaging stop-motion…

January 17, 2017 –

When Keene State senior Samantha Moore returned home to Fair Lawn, New Jersey, for the semester break, she didn’t come empty-handed. In addition to a load of laundry, books, and her pink laptop, the graphic design major had a stack of The Equinox, the College’s student newspaper.

While her parents…