MGA’s personal and professional development trips

Experiencing the industry around the world

The MGA Academy has one goal: a professional and fulfilling career in the performing arts for every graduate. We support our students by offering exceptional academic learning opportunities, world-class tuition in practical performance skills and a wealth of performance opportunities.

At MGA we like to go above and beyond, and when it comes to student development we don’t leave anything to chance. That is why over the last six years we have built two incredible international programmes that run annually and invite students to experience the Performing Arts industry first hand in the United States.

These trips are designed to offer students the opportunity to take a selection of classes in their chosen subjects with leading tutors from the US. They will meet some of MGA’s friends and professional consultants, to learn about networking and building relationships from agents, casting directors, choreographers, musical directors and performers currently working in New York and Los Angeles.

At they same time, students experience long-distance travel and the related administrative processes, cultural differences and challenging environments that all come as part of working internationally.

MGA trips also encourage students to discover and develop a better level of self-awareness within a group dynamic and in different learning environments. A willingness to cooperate and compromise is essential, and their capacity for responsibility, self-sufficiency and resilience is challenged and increased.

Who knew a school trip could be so valuable? WE DID!

Current trips

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Full-Time Audition Dates

Audition sessions for entry in September 2020 are:

  • 24th November
  • 19th January
  • 1st March (Dublin)
  • 29th March
  • 26th April
  • 31st May
  • 28th June
  • 9th August

Auditions are held at MGA in Edinburgh except where otherwise stated.

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 our Open Day with this form.)

Dates for entry in September 2020 wil be published soon.

Published 19/8/19   5:57PM

Caitlin rules the world!

Some fabulous news from our class of 2018: MGA Musical Theatre graduate Caitlin Tipping is going Divorced, Beheaded, Live on Norwegian Cruise Line! This brand new production of Six The Musical, fresh from London’s West End, will be setting sail around the world, with Caitlin taking on the role of… » Read more

Published 18/6/19   1:17PM

Final call for September 2019 applications...

Our final audition day is coming up in August for entry on to our full-time training courses in September. If you are looking to take your first steps towards a career in the Performing Arts industry, just a few weeks remain to get your application in! MGA is Scotland’s only… » Read more

Published 11/6/19   1:12PM

And they're off! Congratulations Katie!

A massive congratulations to KATIE HINDMARSH who will will be graduating next week as one of MGA’s first generation BA (Hons) Degree students in Musical Theatre – before heading off to Florida start her first professional contract! Katie will play the role of Marty in Grease the musical for Royal… » Read more

Published 29/5/19   12:56PM

Elly joins Ghost

We are thrilled to announce that 2015 Musical Theatre graduate ELLY JAY will be joining the cast of Ghost Das Musical at the Palladium Theatre in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of the Ensemble. Congratulations, Elly!