Certificate in Textiles Studies

Certificate in Textiles 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
& off-campus summer institutes
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.
UBC Vancouver Campus

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 Professional Development & Community Engagement to request your certificate. Certificates may be issued once we have received your original sealed transcripts from Kwantlen University College.

View the Application & Registration page for full details and instructions.

D & C Fees Content

Tuition & Fees

Note that fees are subject to change by the University.

Diploma Programs

Tuition fees for Education Diploma (DEDU) programs are found in the UBC Calendar: Post-baccalaureate Tuition.

Certificate Programs

Tuition for courses applied toward a certificate will be charged on a per-credit basis. Current tuition fees are found in the UBC Calendar: Non-Degree Studies Tuition.

Student Assessed Fees

Certain additional fees apply to students who take courses on campus.

Students who meet certain requirements may opt out of the U-Pass and AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan, during the first two weeks of the term.

To see if you qualify for the U-Pass fee exemption, read the U-Pass FAQ information.

If you think you qualify for an exemption, login to the Student Service Centre (SSC) and click on the Financial Summary tab to navigate to the U-Pass fee exemption page.

If you already have medical/dental coverage (other than BC MSP), you may be able to apply for an exemption if you meet certain requirements and follow the opt-out procedures. Visit the Student Service Centre (SSC) for more information.

Students registered in on-campus courses in the summer session are not assessed Health/Dental Plan fees.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca