Texas Tech University

MFA: Painting and Drawing Emphasis


The School of Art offers an in-residence Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with an emphasis in Painting. This three-year degree program, comprised of 60 hours minimum, enables rigorous development in both studio research and art history. Drawing is available as a possible secondary studio emphasis (minimum of 12 credit hours) for any MFA student.

Our program propels graduate student research to new heights. We value critical thinking and experimentation among our MFA students, and provide academic mentorship and resources to augment their practice. Courses in art history and critical theory further stimulate this development. Each graduate student's degree plan will culminate in a rich thesis lecture, paper, and exhibition, presented to the faculty, student body, and community at large.

Accepted MFA students will be considered for teaching opportunities, such as Teaching Assistant or Graduate Part-Time Instructor. Texas Tech Landmark Arts Galleries, as well as Lubbock's vibrant arts district and community, are rife with opportunities for group shows and collaborative partnerships.

Studio spaces are provided for the graduate students. Studios are approximately 200 square feet of space. Additionally, students have access to a woodshop, 3D scanner, and computer lab.

Graduate students may have access to financial assistance through teaching assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships.


Tina Fuentes (MFA)
Andrew W. Martin (MFA)
Don Wink (MFA)
Carol Flueckiger (MFA)
David Lindsay (MFA)
Ghislaine Fremaux (MFA)

Graduate Students

Jessie Dodington: Third Year
Michael Emerson: Third Year 
Jeramiah Macha: Third Year
Samantha Resendez: Third Year
Sahar Fattahi: Second Year
Kelly Reyna: Second Year
Rebecca Lascano
Devin Ratheal
Allen Smith


Painting Studio Guide & Safety Plan
Drawing Studio Guide & Safety Plan