Penn's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences—Creative Studies Nurture Your Creative Nature to Gain Deeper Understanding of the Creative Process

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The Creative Studies concentration for the University of Pennsylvania's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program takes an in-depth look at the transformative creations of current and past masters to advance your understanding of the creative process and guide you in the development of your creative expression for personal and professional growth. With coursework in focus areas such as creative writing, cinema and English literature, you’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze works of art across media for meaning, significance, and cultural context
  • Write, revise, and edit in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and other genres
  • Engage in opportunities for creative expression—individually and collaboratively


Coursework engages you in individual and collaborative creative writing and an exploration of creative accomplishments in literature, music, cinema studies, theater, and other arts.


Our online courses are designed for working adults like you, giving you the opportunity to develop and hone new skills while you continue to pursue your career—or pivot to a new one.


Penn gives non-traditional students access to an Ivy League education accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through the University of Pennsylvania.


Designed to make an immediate impact on your career, Penn's coursework equips you with the skills and credentials identified by experts and validated by our employer advisory board.

University of Pennsylvania provides an online Ivy League education in Creative Studies that can put you on a path to a wide range of careers in communication and the creative arts.