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

From the MGA photo album…

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 Phase 2 to receive applications, through to January 16th.

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 16th January 2022
  • Sunday 27th March 2022
  • Sunday 24th April 2022
  • Sunday 29th May 2022
  • Sunday 26th June 2022
  • 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 23/12/21   5:15PM

Merry Christmas from MGA

The whole team at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts wishes you a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! We are enormously proud of the way our staff and students have embraced the ‘new normal’ this year, and have high hopes to see our students in some fantastic… » Read more

Published 13/12/21   5:10PM

Make MGA your New Year's destination

As 2021 draws to an end, why not choose MGA as your destination for 2022! MGA is now in Phase 2 of auditions for entry in September 2022. Apply now, this phase will close on January 16th 2022! Apply to audition, either online or in person in Edinburgh – whichever… » 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!