Student destinations after graduation

Upon successful completion of BA (Hons) courses, successful graduates may be offered representation by MGA’s in-house agency, MGA Management, best placing them to kick-start their professional careers. MGA Management have 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 Audition Dates

Audition sessions for entry in September 2019 are:

  • 25th November
  • 27th January
  • 17th February (Dublin)
  • 17th March
  • 24th March (Manchester)
  • 28th April
  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 18th August

All at MGA in Edinburgh except where stated otherwise.

If you are interested in applying for full-time courses at MGA fill in our application form and we will contact you with information on the application process and audition requirements. (You can also book on to the Open Day with this form.)

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 13/6/18   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

Published 11/6/18   8:32PM

Abbie's onboard for NCL!

Congratulations to Abigail Stenhouse (Musical Theatre, 2014) who continues her career success since graduating: Abbie is currently appearing in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on board the Norwegian Epic for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Published 2/6/18   9:50PM

Jennifer heading out to Miami

Jennifer Campbell (Musical Theatre, 2014) is flying out to Miami today to start rehearsals as a Singer / Dancer onboard the Celebrity Equinox. Safe journey, Jen!