The Convocation ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held in-person on 14 October 2022 at Singapore Expo. In accordance with safe management measures set out by the Singapore government, only fully vaccinated or vaccination-exempted graduates and guests will be allowed to attend the ceremony.

Date: Fri 14 Oct 2022
Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm (registration starts at 12 noon)
Venue: Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 3
Register here (closes on 20 Sep 2022)

To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, the ceremony will be held in accordance with vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) set out by the Singapore government. Further details on the Convocation ceremony will be released over the next few weeks if there are any changes to VDS. Please safelist [email protected] in your email provider to ensure you get the latest updates. If you have changed your email address recently, please email us your latest particulars as soon as possible.

Important information

All graduands and guests are required to take note of the following information.

Information for graduands
Information for guests

Convocation schedule

Convocation 2020 schedule
Ceremony 1: Faculty of Performing Arts

School of Contemporary Music and School of Dance and Theatre

Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2021
Time: 10:00am – 11:10am
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on YouTube live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2020 graduands from the School of Contemporary Music and School of Dance and Theatre from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Audio Production
  • Diploma in Dance
  • Diploma in Music
  • Diploma in Performance
  • Diploma in Technical and Production Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Acting
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Musical Theatre

View Convocation booklet.

Ceremony 2: Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries

McNally School of Fine Arts, Puttnam School of Film & Animation and School of Creative Industries

Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook.

This ceremony is for the 2020 graduands from the Puttnam School of Film & Animation from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Animation
  • Diploma in Broadcast Media
  • Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Animation Art
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Film
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts
  • Master of Arts in Art Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Arts Pedagogy and Practice
  • Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Fine Arts

View Convocation booklet.

Ceremony 3: Faculty of Design

School of Design Communication, School of Fashion and School of Spatial & Product Design

Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2021
Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2020 graduands from the McNally School of Fine Arts & School of Creative Industries from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Design Communication
  • Diploma in Fashion
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Design Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Media and Industries
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Product Design
  • Master of Arts in Design

View Convocation booklet.

Convocation 2021 schedule
Ceremony 1: School of Design Communication

Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2021
Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2021 graduands from the School of Design Communication graduating from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Design Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Design Communication
  • Master of Arts in Design

View Convocation booklet.

Ceremony 2: School of Fashion & School of School of Spatial & Product Design

Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2021 graduands from the School of Fashion graduating from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Fashion
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Media and Industries
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Product Design

View Convocation booklet.

Ceremony 3: School of Contemporary Music and School of Dance and Theatre

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021
Time: 10:00am – 11:10am
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2021 graduands from the School of Contemporary Music and School of Dance and Theatre from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Audio Production
  • Diploma in Dance
  • Diploma in Music
  • Diploma in Performance
  • Diploma in Technical and Production Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Acting
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Musical Theatre

View Convocation booklet.

Ceremony 4: Puttnam School of Film & Animation

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2021 graduands from the Puttnam School of Film & Animation from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Animation
  • Diploma in Broadcast Media
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Animation Art
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Film

View Convocation booklet.

Ceremony 5: McNally School of Fine Arts & School of Creative Industries

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 3

Watch the ceremony on Facebook live stream.

This ceremony is for the 2021 graduands from the McNally School of Fine Arts & School of Creative Industries from the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts
  • Master of Arts in Art Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Arts Pedagogy and Practice
  • Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Fine Arts

View Convocation booklet.

Safe management measures

We are committed to creating a safe and meaningful Convocation experience for you. For the health and safety of all graduands and guests, and in line with recommendations and guidelines from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MOE), the following safe management measures will be implemented at the Convocation ceremonies:

  • Mandatory SafeEntry check-in to the venue at designated entry points via the TraceTogether (TT) app or token. Please refer to the location map below:

Singapore Expo entry points

  • Singapore Expo has installed the SafeEntry Gateway which allows check-ins by scanning 
a TT app or token.
  • Sanitation of high touch point surfaces including door handles and escalator handrails as well as cleaning of common areas are conducted regularly with SGClean guidelines.
  • A holding room is available outside the venue for any suspected COVID-19 cases.
  • For health and safety reasons, guests below the age of 5 and above the age of 70 are discouraged from attending the in-person Convocation.
  • Kindly refrain from attending the in-person Convocation if you or your guests are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including but not limited to fever, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, etc. You may still attend your Convocation online.

The following measures must be strictly observed all the times during registration and the ceremonies:

  • Face masks must be worn throughout.
  • Graduands must be seated at assigned seats or rows only. Strictly no movement within the hall is allowed unless going up on stage to receive the certificate.
  • No handshakes or other forms of physical contact are allowed on stage during the conferment.
  • No loud cheering is allowed.
  • Graduands and guests must remain seated throughout the ceremony. Please do not exit the hall as no re-entry is allowed.
  • Guests can take photographs and/or videos from their seats but no standing, cheering or leaving of seats to take photographs and videos is allowed throughout the ceremony.
  • All mobile and beeping devices are to be switched to silent mode when the ceremony is in progress.
  • Graduands and guests must vacate the premises immediately at the end of the ceremony as the venue will be cleaned and sanitised for the next session. To ensure the smooth ingress of the next sessions’ attendees, please do not loiter or hang around outside the venue and around the registration areas.

Frequently asked questions

Vaccination and testing
Will safe management measures be implemented at the Convocation ceremony?

Safe management measures (SMMs) are already being implemented at Singapore Expo, including sanitisation of high-touch points.

Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) are applicable for Convocation 2022. All attendees must be fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days of the event date or certified to be medically ineligible for all vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme.

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Kindly refrain from attending the in-person Convocation ceremony if you or your guest(s) are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. We seek everyone’s cooperation to exercise social responsibility and follow the appropriate health protocols should you feel unwell.

The following measures must be strictly observed at all times during registration and at the ceremony:

  1. Face masks must be worn throughout except while on stage for photo taking.
  2. Graduates must be seated at assigned seats or rows only. Strictly no movement within the hall is allowed unless going up on stage.
  3. Guests are to fill the front rows as much as possible.
  4. No handshakes or other forms of physical contact are allowed on stage during the conferment.
  5. Graduands and guests must remain seated throughout the ceremony without exiting the hall as no re-entry is allowed.
  6. Guests may take photographs and/or videos from their seats but must refrain from standing or leaving their seats throughout the ceremony.

You may still participate in the Convocation ceremony online in the event that you are unable to attend the in-person ceremony. Please visit this page later for details of the online screening.

I am fully vaccinated overseas. What must I do to be eligible for Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS)?

You must update your overseas vaccination records in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within 30 days of arrival in Singapore.

To do so, you must visit a private healthcare provider or Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) in Singapore, present your personal identification documents, valid vaccination certificate(s) and translated copies (if required) and take a serology test (if required). Please call in advance to check that the clinic is able to provide this service. You will have to bear the full cost of the service.

If your overseas vaccination records are verified and your serology test result (where required) is positive, your vaccination records will be updated in the NIR. Your vaccination status can then be viewed on the TraceTogether and HealthHub apps, which can be presented for verification upon check-in at Hall 3 of Singapore Expo.

If your overseas vaccination records are not recognised or your serology test results (where required) is negative, you will have to complete the full vaccination regimen in Singapore within two months of the negative test result.

Are children subject to VDS?

Children aged 6 to 12 are not subjected to VDS. If you intend to bring children under 12, you are strongly encouraged to let them receive the necessary vaccination if they are medically eligible.

For health and safety reasons, guests under the age of 6 or over the age of 70 are discouraged from attending the in-person Convocation.

You may be asked to provide proof of age for your child(ren) which can be in the form of a birth certificate, passport or other official identification documents with their date of birth clearly stated.

Will the Convocation ceremony still proceed if COVID-19 cases continue to rise?

Should there be any changes to the ceremony, we will update all graduands and guests at least three days before the event.

Attendance and venue
What should I do when I arrive at Singapore Expo?

You will be able to access Singapore Expo from various entry points. Please make your way to Hall 3. You will be required to scan our Safe Entry QR code with your TraceTogether (TT) app for entry. Please buffer additional time for these checks and registration.

Is the venue wheelchair-accessible?

Singapore Expo is a wheelchair-accessible facility. Seating arrangements can be made for guests who require special mobility assistance, please write to [email protected]. For their safety, we highly recommend that guests over the age of 70 refrain from attending the ceremony.

How long would the ceremony take?

The entire proceedings will take approximately two and a half hours.

Will catering be provided after the ceremony?

Due to safe management measures, there will be no reception after the ceremony. Please collect your parting gift and share it with your guests outside the premises of Singapore Expo.

Can I purchase extra tickets for guests?

Due to safe management measures, each graduand will only be allowed to bring a maximum of two guests. No additional tickets will be made available. Tickets are non-transferable after 20 September 2022. To change your guests before the deadline, please edit your RSVP form.

What if my guests are late?

To ensure that we are able to start and end the ceremony on time, guests will not be allowed entry 15 minutes after the ceremony has begun.

Gowning and photography
Can I remove my mask to take photos before or after the ceremony?

You may remove your mask for photo-taking before going on stage. Please remember to wear your mask again when you exit the stage. You are not allowed to remove your mask at any other point during the ceremony.

If I am unable to attend Convocation, how can I collect my certificate?

Your certificate and transcript will be mailed to you in September 2022. Do ensure your mailing address is updated. To update your information, email [email protected].

How do I collect my photographs when they are ready?

Photographs may be purchased from Creative District. When you rent your gown, do inform them that you would like to purchase photographs and collection details will be provided.

What is the dress code for graduands and guests?

Smart casual.

Contact us

If you have any other queries regarding Convocation, please contact:

Division of Advancement
Tel: +(65) 6496 5152 / +(65) 6496 5151 / +(65) 6496 5227
Email: [email protected]

For certificate and transcripts, please email [email protected].

For gowning and photography, please email [email protected].