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UAL Graduation for the Class of 2023, at Royal Festival Hall, 2023, UAL | Photograph: Dave Poultney

Information about our in-person graduation ceremonies

Graduation dates and location for 2024

The ceremonies will take place from 16-19 July at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre.

Feature in your graduation film and exhibit your work at the venue!

Read our story for more information on these opportunities.

2020 and 2021 Graduates

The class of 2020 and 2021 have the opportunity to attend future graduation ceremonies until 2026. Please complete our form to register.

Any questions?

Get in touch via our graduation enquiry form.

Find out when your ceremony takes place

Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts, Creative Computing Institute and Teaching and Learning Exchange

16 July 2024

10am – Wimbledon College of Arts, Creative Computing Institute and Teaching and Learning Exchange

1.15pm – Camberwell College of Arts

4pm – Chelsea College of Arts

London College of Fashion

17 July 2024

10am – London College of Fashion – School of Design and Technology

1.15pm – London College of Fashion – School of Media and Communications

4pm – London College of Fashion – Fashion Business School

Central Saint Martins and London Contemporary Dance School

18  July  2024

10am – Central Saint Martins – Fashion, Jewellery and Textile Design, Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design

1.15pm – Central Saint Martins and London Contemporary Dance School – Art and Performance

4pm – Central Saint Martins – Spatial Practices, Graphic Communication Design, Culture and Enterprise

London College of Communication

19  July  2024

10am - London College of Communication – Design School (Branding and Design Innovation & Interaction Design and Visual Communications Programmes)

1.15pm - London College of Communication – Screen School and Design School (Graphic Design Communication Programme Only)

4pm – London College of Communication – Media School

Get prepared for your graduation ceremony!

Your graduation venue

Where are the ceremonies taking  place?

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

What are the nearest transport links?

Visit the Southbank website to find out about all the transport options.

Is there parking?

There is no parking available at the venue.

About the ceremonies

How long do the ceremonies last?

Ceremonies usually last between 1 to 2 hours depending on the number of graduates.

Are the ceremonies streamed online?

Yes, you will be able to watch the ceremonies live on the UAL website. A live steam link will be shared on this page ahead of the ceremonies.


How many guest tickets can I buy?

Students can book a maximum of 3 guest tickets or a private box that seats 4.

Can I book more guest tickets?

No, at the moment guest tickets are limited to the numbers above. Once registration has closed, we will look at the numbers and potentially open up more on a first come first served basis. If this is the case, students will be informed when available.

Please note that any additional guest tickets purchased will not sit with the rest of your party.

Do children need a guest ticket?

Children over 3 years old will need a guest ticket, children under 3 can sit on another guest’s laps and will not have to purchase a ticket.

Can a relative/friend access Royal Festival Hall without a guest ticket?

Yes, the building is open to the public. However, they won't be able to enter the auditorium.

Robes and photography

What should I wear?

The graduation ceremony is a formal event. We would advise students to wear formal wear however they are free to dress as they like.

Where do I hire my academic robe?

Graduates can hire their academic robe with our preferred supplier Ede and Ravenscroft.

Can I use a different supplier for my academic robe?

Yes, students can hire academic robes from a different supplier.

How can I find out if I am eligible for help with my robe (Hardship Fund/Bursary)?

Students who receive the UAL Hardship Fund are eligible for financial help for their robes, and they will be contacted in due course.

Where can I book photography?

Students can book professional photography from Ede and Ravenscroft.