participating institutions The Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig is a central institution at the UniversitĂ¤t Leipzig, providing the only degree course for writers in the making in Germany since 1995. Alongside the three-year BA in Creative Writing, focusing on poetry, prose, and drama, an MA in Creative Writing has also been offered since winter of 2009. This is a two-year degree designed as a novel workshop. The aim of the program is to provide students with highly professional writing skills and creative competence, along with a knowledge of literary history and theory.
The program in Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University is a two-year MFA housed within NYU's Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages & Literatures. Its goal is to enable talented young writers to discover their strengths and develop their craft under the guidance of prominent Latin American, Spanish, and Latino writers. The program is uniquely situated in the unique Latino & Latin American community of New York City, which has been a meeting point for Spanish and Latin American writers and journalists since the 19th century, and a home to many of them.
The Master in Creative Writing at UniversitĂŠ Paris 8 was founded in September 2013, with the goal of allowing students the opportunity to start or continue a work of literary creation. While programs of this type are common, especially in the United States and Great Britain, they are still rare in the French academic system. The Master in Creative Writing is therefore destined to play a pioneering role in the Francophone world.