Student destinations

Here at MGA we are consistently successful in preparing our students for progression onto further study or successful, sustainable careers in the performing arts.

Our suite of courses culminate with a professional showcase where are final year students are presented to the professional industry either through live performance or recorded media.

Some of our graduates choose to continue studying upon completion of their course with others moving into teaching. However most have made the successful transition from student to working professional.

These positive destinations have allowed our alumni to find employment in not just the UK performing arts sector but on stages and in theatres all over the world with many going on to work in West End productions, international tours, TV and film, world-renowned cruise companies and entertainment agencies!

This year’s graduating class can be found here.

Industry success

Recent graduates have found work with a number of tours, productions and organisations including:

  • 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

 

Artist Management

Upon successful completion of our degree course, graduates may be offered representation by MGA’s Industry Partner agency Network Artist Management, putting them in the best possible position 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!

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 in person at MGA campus in Edinburgh. 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:

  • 2022-23 dates coming soon

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

Get in touch

Phone: 0330 058 0656

General enquiries/student information: info@themgaacademy.com

Office address: 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RZ, United Kingdom
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