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Undergraduate Certificate in Textile Studies

A Collaboration with Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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

Admission/Eligibility to Complete Certificate

Applicants not already enrolled in a degree program at the University of British Columbia may be admitted to the Undergraduate Certificate in Textiles Studies provided that they meet the minimum standards for admission to undergraduate study at the University of British Columbia, including language proficiency, and the requirements for admission to the diploma program in Textiles Studies.

University of British Columbia undergraduate students already enrolled in the third or fourth year of one of the degree programs listed below as “eligible degree programs” may complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Textiles Studies but are not required to formally apply for admission to the program. As described below, such students are eligible to apply to receive the certificate upon completion of the certificate requirements. Students should consult with their home Faculty and/or Department prior to completing the certificate requirements to confirm their eligibility for the certificate program and the impact of completing the certificate on their progression towards their degree program.

Students enrolled in UBC degree programs other than those listed below are not eligible to complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Textiles Studies, but may complete the required courses as electives if permitted by their degree program.

If you are considering this certificate for transfer/inclusion in your Diploma in Home Economics Education, please contact a program coordinator for approval.

Eligible degree programs:

1. Diploma in Education (Home Economics) (UBC)
2. B. Fashion Design and Technology (KPU)
3. B.A. (Faculty of Arts) (UBC)
4. B.A.Sc. (Faculty of Applied Science) (UBC)
5. B.Sc. (Faculty of Science) (UBC)

Certificate Requirements

  • The certificate program consists of five courses – three from UBC, and two from KPU.
  • Summer institutes may be available at UBC and KPU.
  • 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
EDCP 362B (3)
EDCP 304 (6)
EDCP 492 (3)
EDCP 498 (3)

KPU Courses
FSDP 9012 Beginner’s Sewing
FSDP 9017 Textiles Techniques for the Classroom with Felting
FSDP 9007 Fashion Drawing/Design and Portfolio
FSDP 9019 Re-Work Commercial Patterns
FSDP 9004 Textiles Studies-Knits

Total Credits: 15

Application to Receive Certificate

Upon completion of all required courses, students must apply to receive their certificate from Workday. However, Certificate students are not part of the UBC graduation ceremonies.


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