If you have successfully completed your MA or BA (Hons) degree in autumn 2019 then you are invited to our winter graduation ceremony on Thursday 28 November 2019.

The ceremony will be held in the Auditorium at Leeds Arts University. Further details can be found below.

If you have any further questions about the ceremony please email us at graduation@leeds-art.ac.uk or call us on 0113 202 8152.

Winter Graduation 2019

Graduation Ceremony Thursday 28 November 2019

The ceremony is a special occasion where you can formally celebrate all of the hard work that you put into achieving your degree. It will be an event that you, your family, course friends and tutors can remember for many years to come.

Please read the information below carefully. If you have any further questions about the ceremony please email graduation@leeds-art.ac.uk or call 0113 202 8152 or visit our website for more information about what to expect on the day.

When and Where

Your graduation ceremony will take place at 10.30am on Thursday 28 November 2019 in the Auditorium of our Blenheim Walk building (LS2 9AQ).

Timings for the Ceremony


Collect your tickets and gown and have your photograph taken

You and your guests are invited to join us for a complimentary breakfast


All graduates and guests need to arrive by this time


Your Graduation Ceremony begins


Join us for a celebratory drinks reception


Ceremony finishes

How to Book

Booking is open from Thursday 26 September 2019 until Thursday 14 November 2019.

To confirm that you are coming to the ceremony you need to book your tickets, gowns and photography through specialist graduation company Ede & Ravenscroft.

You can either book online at www.gownhire.co.uk or over the phone on 01223 861 854 (lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm). Please note that you receive a discount for booking online.

You will need to create an Ede & Ravenscroft account either online or over the phone using your full name and student ID number. Your student ID number is six numbers long; please do not include your initials.


The gown costs £52 to hire. Photography packages start from £30. Guest tickets are free.

You don’t need to pay for the gown and photography in one transaction. You can buy each item separately when you have the money available, as long as it is all booked and paid for by Thursday 14 November 2019.


Each graduate is offered their ticket and guaranteed two guest tickets. In addition you can reserve a further five extra guest tickets. Extra guest tickets are limited so we suggest that you reserve these on the Ede & Ravenscroft system without delay. All tickets are free.

If you require more than five extra guest tickets please email graduation@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Tickets will not be sent in the post but will be available for collection on the day.


To be eligible to attend the ceremony you need to have successfully completed your MA or BA (Hons) degree in autumn 2019. 

Dress Code

To participate in the ceremony you must wear the Leeds Arts University gown as supplied by Ede & Ravenscroft. Graduation is a formal occasion so we ask that you dress smartly. You will find it useful to wear a buttoned shirt or blouse to which the academic hood can be fastened. You will probably find that hairgrips are useful to secure your mortar. We recommend wearing ‘sensible shoes’, as you will be asked to collect your degree from the stage which is accessed by a number of steps.

MA Gown

BA (Hons) Gown

Summer Graduation 2019

Film and Photographs

Summer Graduation 2020


If you are completing your BA (Hons) degree in June 2020 then you will be invited to our summer graduation ceremony on Thursday 2 July 2020. Further details will be sent out via email and post in Spring.