Certificate in Textiles Studies

Certificate in Textile Studies


A Collaboration with Kwantlen Polytechnic University

This program is designed for teachers of textile studies who want to strengthen their knowledge in the area, or for teachers who want to develop expertise for the teaching of textile studies.The certificate program consists of five courses: three from UBC, and two from Kwantlen.

Textiles Courses

  • The certificate program consists of five courses – three from UBC, and two from Kwantlen.
  • Summer institutes may be available at UBC and Kwantlen.
  • These courses can be taken as part of the certificate program, or individually with no plan to achieve a certificate.
  • Pre-requisites: You should have completed at least one introductory course in apparel construction.

UBC Courses

Course Code Course Title Location
EDCP 362B Curriculum Design and Evaluation: Practical and Theoretical Issues: Home Economics (3 credits) UBC Vancouver Campus
EDCP 304 Textile Design and Pedagogical Approaches: Art Education (6 credits) UBC Vancouver Campus
EDCP 492 Special Study in Home Economics: Textile Studies (3 credits) Online
EDCP 495A Techniques and Pedagogies of Apparel Construction (3 credits) UBC Vancouver Campus
EDCP 498 Curriculum Inquiry in Home Economics (3 credits)
This course replaces EDCP 495B.

Textiles Courses available at UBC are offered intermittently. Please see the UBC Calendar for current availability.

Kwantlen Courses

Course Code Course Title Location
FSDP 9012 Beginner's Sewing Kwantlen Richmond Campus
FSDP 9017 Textile Techniques for the Classroom with Felting Kwantlen Richmond Campus
FSDP 9007 Fashion Drawing/Design and Portfolio Kwantlen Richmond Campus
FSDP 9015 Re-Work Commercial Patterns Kwantlen Richmond Campus
FSDP 9004 Textile Studies-Knits Kwantlen Richmond Campus

For information about Kwantlen Courses including current offerings and fees, see the Fashion Design website, or contact:
cpsdesign@kpu.ca, or fashiondesign@kpu.ca

Please note it may be possible for your Kwantlen credits to be transferred to your UBC transcript if you are in a diploma or graduate program (this does not apply to unclassified students). Learn more.


Once you have completed the five courses, please contact the Professional Development and Community Engagement office at pdce.educ@ubc.ca to request your certificate. Certificates may be issued once we have received your original sealed transcripts from Kwantlen University College.

Find out more information about how to apply and register.

For the most up-to-date information on this program, including admissions information and program requirements, please visit the UBC Calendar.

Apply via the Teacher Education Office


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This program is offered by the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy.