Graduation 2022

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Your graduation is a moment to celebrate, the culmination of years of study, and never has it been more important to celebrate your achievements than it is this year.

We are proud to announce that the Graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 will take place on Monday 5th December 2022. The ceremony will be held at BFI Southbank from 10am - 5pm. Below is everything you need to know about your graduation ceremony.


Your ceremony and reception will be held in BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT

Registration will take place from 10am – 11:15am. The screening and ceremony will start at 11:00am, please arrive 1 hour before your ceremony begins to allow time for registration, photography and gown collection.

Getting there: More information on how to get to the venue can be found here

Accessibility Information: Accessibility information for the venue can be found here


Graduate tickets are free but you must confirm your attendance by completing the RSVP Form below. Graduates will receive two complimentary tickets for guests which will also need to be completed in the RSVP form. You must RSVP by Monday 21st November.

Additional Tickets

Additional guest tickets are available for purchase at a cost £20 per person. You must book your additional tickets by Monday 21st NovemberAll tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets available for sale at the venue on the day of your ceremony.

Gown Hire

Graduates are welcome to wear gowns for the ceremony at a cost of £45. Gowns should be ordered from Ede & Ravenscroft and, once ordered, will be available for collection from the ceremony venue.

The deadline for ordering gowns is Monday 21st November 2022.

Enter the Institution Name: Central Film School 

Select the Event date: 5th December 2022

Select your award/degree: BAPF – Gloucestershire/ BASW & MAF – Falmouth

Note: The gowns you wear depend on the institution making the award. Although CFS degrees are validated by Falmouth University, there are still some students who will receive a University of Gloucester award.


You may bring your own camera or video camera to the ceremony, but please be considerate of those sitting around you if photographing or filming during the event. Professional photographs will be available to purchase after the ceremony.

Professional photography by Tempest Photography will be at the graduation if you’d like to have photos taken of yourself, your family and your friends.

Simply visit the photography stand on the day of your ceremony (photo sessions cannot be booked in advance). Prints can be purchased on the day, or you can order them online after the event.

Wherever possible we would encourage you to have your photographs taken prior to your ceremony.

Clothing on the day

Graduation ceremonies are formal occasions and therefore smart dress is appropriate. Remember your clothes can be seen under your gowns. Students are welcome to wear traditional or national dress. Please note that shorts, denim and trainers are not appropriate attire for a graduation ceremony.


Data Protection

All graduates attending the ceremony should be aware of the following:

  • Your name (as registered with the University) will be printed in the University’s graduation ceremony programme. This is distributed to all those attending the ceremony. Please note that your degree classification will not be printed in this programme or announced at the ceremony.

When you complete your booking you will be given the opportunity to inform us if you do not wish for your name to be included.


We understand that the graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement and that you may wish to share it with younger members of your immediate family and carers. However our students’ screenings are an expression of their creativity and may contain adult topics and themes and hence may be unsuitable for younger audiences. In light of this we have adjusted our guidance. Mature children may be invited, but we ask you to note the following:

  • If you do wish to bring children, they will need to be seated with a guest as we are unable to seat children with graduates.
  • Please note that there are no concessions.
  • Childcare facilities are not available at the venue.
  • All films will include trigger warnings at the start, but it will be solely at the parents discretion to remove children from the screening. We take no responsibility for this.