Student destinations after graduation

Upon successful completion of BA (Hons) courses, successful graduates may be offered representation by MGA’s Industry Partner agency Network Artist Management, best placing them to kick-start their professional careers. Network Artist Management has seen a 95% success rate for the last three years at placing MGA graduates onto professional stages worldwide.

Graduating students have also signed with other leading UK management agencies including Andrew Harding Management, Global Artists, Group 25 Management, Keddie Scott Associates, NG Personal Management, Olivia Bell Management, Oxford Adams Associates, Polly’s, Pulse Artist Management, Shane Collins Associates, and many more.

Find out what our graduates have been up to recently on our Graduates News page!

After you graduate

Our courses conclude with a professional showcases, presented to the professional industry either through live performance or recorded media. While some MGA graduates have chosen to continue with further education or moved into teaching the next generation, most have made the successful transition from student to working professional. Our alumni have found employment all over the world, as well as within the UK performing arts industry.

This year’s graduating class can be found here.

MGA graduates have gone on to make successful careers across the industry, including work in West End productions, international tours, TV and film, world-renowned cruise companies and entertainment agencies!

Industry success

We are always pleased to share our graduate and client success stories. Through our management agency and also through personal contact with our graduates we aim to support everyone who has spent time with us here at MGA. Our main objective has (and always will be) to ensure that all those who ask for our training and our help turn their ambitions into reality.

Recent graduate and MGA client success stories include:

  • Mamma Mia – West End
  • Rock Of Ages, NCL
  • Oliver! – UK Tour
  • Chicago – West End
  • Mama Mia – International Tour
  • The Bodyguard – West End
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert – UK Tour
  • The BBC – TV
  • STV – TV
  • ITV – TV
  • CBBC
  • Beauty and the Beast – UK Tour
  • Children of Eden – West End
  • The X Factor – Choir and Dancers
  • TED Entertainment
  • Hairspray! – UK Tour
  • Best of the Musicals – European Tour
  • Fame the Musical – UK
  • Musical Starnights – European Tour
  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Peel Entertainment
  • Belinda King Creative Productions – QMII
  • The Lido – Paris
  • Worldwide Events – Germany
  • Peel Entertainment
  • The Disney Corporation – Florida
  • QDOS Entertainment – London, UK
  • PGT Entertainment – Florida, USA
  • The Show Team
  • Disney Land and Disney World – USA
  • Beyond Broadway Cabaret
  • Grayboy Productions – Sydney, Australia
  • Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • P&O World Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • P&O Australia
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Yachts of Seabourn
  • Ginger Music  – High School Rocks
  • Potters
  • Disney Land Paris
  • Spirit Productions
  • Cutting Edge Theatre Productions
  • Pyramid Pantomimes
  • Viva Flying Showteam

Full-Time Auditions

Applications are taken all year round, until course places are full – so the earlier in the year you apply, the more places will be available. We are currently in our final phase to receive applications, which ends on August 7th.

Auditions are available in person (at MGA campus in Edinburgh) or by online video submission. Select the method you wish to audition via when you fill in our initial application form. A member of our team will be in touch within two weeks of submission to take you through the process. Apply now »

In-person audition dates:

  • Sunday 7th August 2022

If you are unsure which course to apply for, please get in touch admissions@themgaacademy.com and the MGA Team will be happy to discuss it with you.

Published 7/7/22   3:55PM

Congratulations Léo!

Big congratulations to MGA graduate Léo Gabriel (Musical Theatre, class of 2020) who has just concluded his run of WEST SIDE STORY with Opéra national du Rhin as Baby John. Check out these stunning production and rehearsal shots of him in action. Well done, Léo!

Published 20/1/22   10:20AM

Congratulations Rachel!

Well done to graduate Rachel White (Musical Theatre, 2016) on the awesome achievement of being BB Radio Scotland’s Single Of The Week with her brand new release “You Don’t Want Me Anymore”! You can stream all of Rachel’s music, including her new single, on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, and… » Read more

Published 27/8/21   10:21AM

Nakai in the spotlight!

The brand new movie adaption of “Cinderella” is ready to hit the big screen next week, featuring our 2017 Dance graduate Nakai Warikandwa (@nakaiwarikandwa)! Working alongside Camilla Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter, it’s been a long time coming for Nakai, but we can’t wait to finally watch her shine… » Read more

Published 11/6/21   9:38AM

Congratulations Caitlin!

Huge congratulations to our Musical Theatre class of 2018 graduate Caitlin Tipping! Caitlin is currently touring the UK as Jane Seymour, part of the new UK Tour cast of SIX The Musical. The whole MGA team couldn’t be more proud!