In the current university framework there is no specific degree programme for literary creation. Literary studies focus on literary analysis, but not on literary creation. Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations studies look at text creation, which is closer to storytelling, but do not focus in-depth on the creation of fiction or literary narration techniques.
On the other hand, in recent years interest in the craft of writing has increased. The lack of a university framework has meant that many schools have been set up for the purpose of teaching creative writing. Some have good reputations and others do not. In other countries such as the United States, France or the United Kingdom, universities offer degree programmes in Creative Writing and even doctorates. Due to the demand and innovation involved, at UIC Barcelona we have decided to open a Creative Writing summer school.
One of the aims behind the course is to be able to have renowned writers participate in the course, such as Javier Cercas, Eduardo Mendoza, Eduard Márquez, Jaume Cabré, Maria Barbal, and Enrique Vila-Matas.