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View from the Britten Theatre stage of graduands sitting, waiting for ceremony to begin


Congratulations to everybody graduating in July 2022! Graduation day is a wonderful chance to celebrate with friends, family and RCM staff. These pages contain all the information you need to prepare for your graduation. Please make sure you read everything carefully.

We hope that you can join us on Graduation day here at the RCM, but we understand this is not possible for everyone. You can graduate in absentia if this is what you need or prefer to do. Either way, you should let us know so we can plan appropriately.

For those who will be joining us on the day, please read our information on attendance and the graduation schedule, which includes gown collection and official photography opportunities prior to the day itself.

Important dates

Monday 23 May

Deadline for all graduands to tell us whether or not they will be attending their graduation ceremony

Monday 30 May

Guest tickets go on sale

Gown hire opens

Friday 10 June

Last day to purchase guaranteed guest tickets

Friday 24 June

Deadline for hiring gowns and ordering official photographs

Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July

Graduation portrait photography

Friday 8 July

Graduation Day

Graduation ceremonies take place in the Britten Theatre. Each is followed by a reception with canapés and sparkling wine in the Amarillys Fleming Concert Hall, hosted by RCM Chairman, Lord Black of Brentwood.

If you are a guest at Graduation, we have compiled a page of helpful information about your visit, what you can expect and how to reach us.

For friends and family who will not be able to join us at the RCM, we will broadcast the ceremonies live, here on our website and on our YouTube channel.

Contact the Graduation team

You should be able to find answers to most questions here on the website. However, if you still have a question you can contact us directly. Please bear in mind that the Graduation team is increasingly busy as the day of the ceremonies approaches.

Graduation team

Enquiries about Graduation

Our Alumni network

Studying at the RCM is just the beginning of a lifelong connection and all of our graduates automatically become members of the RCM Alumni Network.

The Alumni Network is here to provide you with continued support on your journey after graduating from the RCM and to help you keep in touch with the College and fellow alumni.

Find out more about the Alumni Network