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 paper, lecture, 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.