Student life

Student life offers so much more than getting an education – there’s the social life, the opportunity to discover new interests, and the chance to meet new people. This is equally true for MGA students.

At MGA, when you study with us you become part of a tight knit student community from the moment you walk through the door. We offer a wide range of support networks to our students and we are happy to help in anyway we can.

Our student numbers may be smaller than that of other institutions but this means that our teaching staff get to know our students on a personal level. At MGA you are not just a face in a lecture hall. Our staff will get to know you as a person as well as a performer and as a result will know how to get the very best out of you ensuring that your time at MGA is a positive experience and you graduate ready for a successful career within the industry.

At MGA, we encourage our students to work hard in the studio and classroom but to also make the most of their time off. The City of Edinburgh is accessible affordable and multicultural, which makes it a great base for students from all backgrounds. With it’s mix of architecture, culture, art, music, shopping, sport and of course it’s legendary nightlife scene Edinburgh really does have everything todays student needs!

Student activities

Edinburgh is packed with stunning architecture and is filled with culture, activities and stunning scenery. The city is small enough to walk or cycle around, and it consistently featured in the top student rankings in categories including safety, health and well-being, and best urban place in the UK.

There is something for everyone in Edinburgh with the city hosting events in theatre, comedy, literature, film, dance and sporting events on a daily basis, there really is an unlimited choice of wind down options after a hard day of studying!

And for those days when the city is just too busy and you need to get out into nature, a short bus or train journey can take you another world of mountains, lochs valleys and coastlines.

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 13/1/23   9:10AM

We're ready to welcome you!

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts to welcome prospective students on campus for open day events this February. We will be opening our doors on Wednesday 8th (Acting/Dance) and Thursday 9th February (Musical Theatre) for another series of Open Days. These events are a fantastic opportunity to engage with lecturers,… » Read more

Published 23/12/22   3:28PM

Season's Greetings from MGA

The whole team at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts wishes you a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! We’ve got lots of exciting news to bring in 2023 and we can’t wait to bring more training opportunities in the Performing Arts to Edinburgh! We will be welcoming… » Read more

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!

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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