Photography and Services


The Artona Group Inc. is the official graduation photographer for BCIT. There are three opportunities for professional graduation photographs:

Portrait Photography: Students are encouraged to book an appointment at Artona's studio prior to convocation. BCIT has provided a set of academic regalia for all BCIT programs to Artona, and photo sessions are available for this year's graduates from January 5 - July 15. Artona is located at 353 W 7th Ave. in Vancouver. Appointments available in 2020.

Ceremony Photography: Artona photographers will take two photographs of every student during their special moment on-stage as well as an individual portrait photo. Complimentary image previews, along with optional order information, will be emailed to students within one week. View and order photos. If you do not want to receive these image previews, please email no later than June 14 and we will remove you from the list.

Portrait Photography at Convocation: Artona has a pop-up studio in room 3040 of Willingdon Church for individual and family portrait sessions before and after each ceremony. Photo sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $10 sitting fee and a $60 deposit; the $60 is a credit towards your photos or can be refunded within 30 days. You only pay for the photos you like.

Questions? Please contact, call 604-872-7272, or start a conversation via live chat

Notice of photography – Photographs and video taken at this event may appear in BCIT promotional materials.

Complimentary photo booth will be available on-site.

Live stream video

BCIT offers a live stream of each ceremony for friends and family to enjoy if they are unable to attend. If someone important cannot make the ceremony, they can watch along from the Convocation Homepage. Check back on the day of for more details on exactly when the live stream will begin. There will also be a live stream screen set up at Willingdon Church in the cafe area for overflow viewing purposes. All live stream videos will be archived after the ceremony and available for viewing on our YouTube channel.

BCIT Alumni Association

Visit the BCIT Alumni Association booth and discover the many benefits offered by your Alumni Association. From discounted insurance and mentorship opportunities, leverage your networks and continue your connection with BCIT after you graduate. Stop by and browse Alumni merchandise and enter a contest. If you missed getting your pin on stage, there are extras available at the booth.

Flowers and gifts

Fresh flowers will be available for purchase at the Willingdon Church Conference Centre main foyer for all three ceremony days. Flowers will be provided by Simply Perfect Flowers.

If you're looking to purchase a memento of your time at BCIT, the BCIT Student Association's Geared Up store will have selected items available at the ceremony venue.

Degree, diploma and certificate framing

Leader Frames will be on-site with BCIT branded degree, diploma, and certificate frames for purchase. A framing station will be set up on the main floor outside the auditorium. To purchase a frame at a later date, you may order online or call 1-800-884-3199.