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Congratulations to Chelsea’s 2018 Graduates

Written by Gavin Freeborn
Published date 20 July 2018

We were thrilled to start this week at London Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall celebrating with our students as they enjoyed their graduation ceremony. A beautiful sunny day provided the perfect backdrop for students as their families and friends honoured their achievements.

Below are some pictures from the day which we hope you will enjoy.

You can see some more Chelsea Graduation photos on our Flickr page.

A female in a graduation gown holding flowers
FdA Interior Design Graduate Xin Yi Lau Caption
A family portrait of 5, with the graduating student in the middle.
BA Fine Art Graduate Jessie Heung and guests Caption
A family portrait of three with the graduating student in the middle.
BA Fine Art Graduate Ernest Kulik with his proud parents Caption
A female student in a graduation gown
Graduate Diploma Interior Design Graduate Kate Hickey Caption
A  view of people from the Royal Festival Hall
The view from the Royal Festival Hall Caption
Two women standing outside of the Royal Festival Hall
Melanie Bowles and Kathryn Round, BA Textile Design staff Caption
Grayson Perry in a pink beaded dress
UAL Chancellor Grayson Perry took to the stage at UAL’s 2018 ceremonies in Chancellor robes specially designed for him by LCF BA Fashion Textile: Knit student, Yuxuan Yang Caption
3 people in graduation gowns and Grayson Perry in a pink dress
Nigel Carrington, UAL Vice Chancellor, Mike Nelson RA, Honorary Doctor, Prof. Robert Storr, Honorary Doctor and Grayson Perry, UAL Chancellor Caption
A shot of students queuing to get their graduation diploma
Chelsea Graduates walk the red carpet Caption
Grayson Perry on the graduation stage
Grayson Perry, UAL Chancellor Caption
A student on the stage getting their diploma
Chelsea Postgraduate Graphic Design lead academic Sadhna Jain receiving her Teaching Award Caption
A student making a speech on the stage
Emily (Millie) Gray, BA Graphic Design Communication Graduate speaking on behalf of the student body Caption
A woman on the stage in a graduation gown with her hands in the air.
Chelsea Graduate Caption
People in graduation gowns applauding
Chelsea Graduates applaud their guests Caption

You can see work from our students at

Degree show season is not yet over for us at Chelsea College of Arts, our MA Summer Show opens on Friday 7 September and features work of graduating students from:

MA Fine Art
MA Interior & Spatial Design
MA Textile Design
MA Curating & Collections
MA Graphic Design Communication

Private View: Friday 7 September, 6 – 9pm – all welcome, no RSVP necessary
Public opening times: Saturday, 11am – 4.30pm. Monday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm.