Passionate about the performing arts

A Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Approved Centre working in partnership Bath Spa University, MGA is Scotland’s only fully-accredited college with the UK’s Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT) and is an approved centre by the Imperial Society for the Teachers of Dance (ISTD).

We therefore guarantee the highest possible standards of training to our students, alongside a wealth of performance opportunities and the option to work towards recognised qualifications in the performing arts with the support of world-class tutors drawn from across the UK, Europe and the US.

Mindful that there are very few independent, specialist performing arts academies outside of London that offer not only the expert tuition but also the industry contacts and career development tools that young performers deserve, MGA strives to deliver these from our beautiful home in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.

Full-Time School

One-year Foundation (HNC) courses

Three-Year BA (Hons) courses*

BA (Hons) Top-Up Year*

For advanced students with appropriate qualifications and/or suitable professional experience to join the final year of our Musical Theatre, Acting or Dance degree programme.

* Subject to final approval
** Yr 1 & Yr 2 – HNC and HND / Yr 3 – BA Hons Top Up

Part-Time School

Juniors

Workshops and classes

So – what do you want to do…?

Published 18/9/18   3:00PM

A dream role for Megan

After only graduating from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts a year ago, Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, 2017) has just landed a dream role in the UK tour of Les Miserables as Cover Cosette for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. This UK tour begins in Leicester in November and moves round the… » Read more

Published 13/9/18   3:14PM

A new home for MGA…

Introducing the Rose Theatre, a new home for our Acting students and live performances. Originally The Rose Street Chapel, the Rose Theatre is now newly refurbished and renovated by our wonderful MGA Patron Peter Schaufuss. With offices, rehearsal spaces and three beautiful performance venues it is with a great deal… » Read more

Published 13/8/18   10:00AM

Announcing MGA's very first Patron!

Exciting news: A first Patron for The MGA Academy of Performing Arts! We are absolutely thrilled to have received the backing of the Olivier Award-winning ballet dancer, choreographer and director Peter Schaufuss. Peter is the founder of The English National Ballet School and, in a stellar career, has performed and… » Read more

Published 13/6/18   9:19PM

Gemma steps into new Hairspray role

Gemma Lawson (Musical Theatre, 2009) is currently touring in the UK production of Hairspray. After a short break in the tour, last night was Gemma’s opening performance in the main role of Amber Von Tussle! The MGA team were thrilled to be able to take a group of the next… » Read more

Coming soon

LA Trip 2018

17th-22nd Oct 2018: BOOK NOW

Commercial Video Week

October 15th – 19th, The MGA Academy