Penn's Certificate in Creative Writing An Ivy League Certificate Designed to Unlock Your Creativity

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The online Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania offers an innovative and collaborative opportunity to enhance your creative expression within a liberal arts education. Both the basic and advanced certificate courses are designed as hands-on, intensive workshops exploring the subtleties and power of language.

A Penn Tradition of Excellence

A hallmark of a Penn education and valued by students and employers, the cultivation of excellent writing skills represents an opportunity for both career advancement and lifelong self-expression.


The online Certificate in Creative Writing offers both basic and advanced workshops for students new to creative writing as well as students with writing experience who want to learn new skills.


Courses are designed to enhance your writing and storytelling skills and provide a framework for a creative process that can be applied to a myriad of professional roles.


Both basic and advanced online courses are scheduled at times to accommodate working adults, so you can easily enhance your creativity while still pursuing your career.

University of Pennsylvania online certificates—a flexible, Ivy League educational experience with immediate career impact.