Texas Tech University

MFA: Painting Concentration


The School of Art offers an in-residence Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with a concentration in Painting. This three-year degree program, comprised of 60 hours minimum, enables rigorous development in both studio research and art history. 

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 graduate students, and are approximately 200 square feet of space. Additionally, students have access to a woodshop, 3D scanner, computer lab, and visual resource center.

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


Andrew W. Martin (MFA)
Don Wink (MFA)
Carol Flueckiger (MFA)
Ghislaine Fremaux (MFA)

Graduate Students

Sahar Fattahi: Third Year
Kelly Reyna: Third Year
Rebecca Lascano: Second Year
Devin Ratheal: Second Year
Allen Smith: Second Year


Jessie Dodington
Michael Emerson
Jeramiah Macha
Samantha Resendez


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