Gowns, photography & merchandising

Gowns, photography & merchandising


The Awards Ceremony is a formal occasion. In keeping with this, ALL graduands participating in the ceremony are required to wear a University graduation gown and to dress appropriately.

When selecting your outfit - and footwear - you should be aware you will need to walk fairly briskly during your procession to the stage.

Booking Gowns

The University for the Creative Arts' supplier for Academic dress is Ede & Ravenscroft. You may order your gown from 3 April onwards, and all orders must be placed no later than 21 days before the date of your ceremony.

Please note a higher charge will be applicable for bookings completed on the day or on the telephone.

Gowns will be collected from your allocated registration point on the day of the ceremony. It is recommended that you wear a shirt or blouse with buttons to which the hood can easily be attached.

Further details can be found on the Ede & Ravenscroft website, www.edeandravenscroft.com.

The University for the Creative Arts gown designs can be seen below by level of award:

Graduation - Gown colours by level

 When you are booking your gown from Ede & Ravenscroft you will be asked to select the level of your award, please ensure you select this correctly.  If you are unsure what level your course fits into, please contact graduation.ceremony@uca.ac.uk.


Gown booking information will be sent to you via email directly from Academic Registry in April.

The University for the Creative Arts' supplier for award ceremony photography is Ede & Ravenscroft.

Studios will be set up at each of the registration points on the day of the ceremony.

Please leave plenty of time to have your photograph taken before the ceremony as the studios will get very busy. You will need to make sure that you are seated in the ceremony venue at least 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony. Photographs can also be taken after the ceremony.

Please ensure that you are wearing your robe, hood and hat before going to the studio. There will be staff available to help you dress if required.

Photography can be pre-booked on the Ede & Ravenscroft website, www.edeandravenscroft.com. You will be sent an acknowledgement card of your pre-paid order. Please bring this with you on the day.

We recommend that you pre-book your photography to ensure a slot on the day however alternatively you can order and pay at the sales desk on the day of your graduation, prior to being photographed. However, prices will be higher than when photography is pre-booked.

Further details can be found on the Ede & Ravenscroft website, www.edeandravenscroft.com.

The University for the Creative Arts' official supplier for graduation merchandise is Campus Clothing.

Campus Clothing will be running pop-up shops at the graduation ceremonies where you will be able to purchase a wide range of official graduation merchandise, including:

There is no time limit on placing an order for graduation merchandise, and historic graduation name list hoodies and t-shirts are also available.

To see the full range of official graduation merchandise available, please visit the online shop.


Have you ordered your official class of 2023 graduation merchandise yet?