Master of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Spanish Creative Writing requires 48 s.h. of graduate credit taken over four semesters in residence at The University of Iowa. The program also includes an outreach component. Work toward the degree culminates in a creative thesis, completed during the final semester in the program.

Course work requirements
Workshops
SPAN 6210 Fiction Workshop (taken twice, once in each year in the program)
SPAN 6220 Poetry Workshop (taken twice, once in each year in the program)

Three additional workshops, chosen from the following list:
SPAN 6235 Film Script/Theater Workshop
SPAN 6260 Detective Narrative Workshop
SPAN 6270 Children and Youth Literature
SPAN 6280 Non-Fiction Workshop                                                  

Other course work
4 graduate-level courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
4 additional courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or from related extra-departmental units
SPAN 6299 Thesis: Creative Writing

Thesis
During the last semester of registration students submit their creative writing thesis. Works of fiction or non-fiction must be of at least 80 pages in length, graphic novels or works of theater at least 60 pages in length, and poetry manuscripts or other brief forms at least 50 pages in length. All theses must include an introduction about the creative experience of the project itself, of at least 1500 words. The thesis committee is composed of a minimum of three members.

More specific information on the program requirements can be found in the Graduate Program Manual of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.