Graduation 2023

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 2023 will take place on Wednesday 6th December 2023. The ceremony will be held at BFI Southbank from 12pm - 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

On the day, you need to arrive at 12pm, which is one 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

Gown hire and photography

Everything you need to know about booking your gowns and photography, and how to purchase merchandise for your graduation ceremony.

Gown Hire

Graduates are welcome to wear gowns for the ceremony at a cost of £45 (BA) and £51 (MA). 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 Wednesday 15th November 2023.

Enter the Institution Name: Central Film School 

Select the Event date: 6th December 2023

Select your award/degree: Bachelors Degrees – Falmouth/Masters Degrees – Falmouth


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 photography will be done by Dan Burman Photography at the graduation if you’d like to have photos taken of yourself, family and friends (photo sessions cannot be booked in advance).

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 School) will be printed in the School’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 your ceremony is a family celebration and children are welcome to attend. However, the ceremony is a formal occasion and therefore may not be appropriate for young children. 

If you do wish to bring children, you will need to purchase a guest ticket for children over two years and they will need to be seated with a guest, we are unable to seat children with graduates. Please note that there are no concessions. Childcare facilities are not available at the venue.