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Passionate about the performing arts

A Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Approved Centre working in partnership Bath Spa University, MGA is Scotland’s only fully-accredited college with the UK’s Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre Read More (CDMT) and is an approved centre by the Imperial Society for the Teachers of Dance (ISTD).

We therefore guarantee the highest possible standards of training to our students, alongside a wealth of performance opportunities and the option to work towards recognised qualifications in the performing arts with the support of world-class tutors drawn from across the UK, Europe and the US.

Mindful that there are very few independent, specialist performing arts academies outside of London that offer not only the expert tuition but also the industry contacts and career development tools that young performers deserve, MGA strives to deliver these from our beautiful home in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Read Less

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Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

Our three-year BA (Hons) course in Musical Theatre builds on the core skills in acting, singing and dance to turn you into a professional performer, ready for anything the industry can throw at you!

Why choose this course?
As a ‘triple threat’ student in training you will have opportunity to improve those areas of performance that you currently struggle with as well as discover and develop your strengths. You’ll be challenged to step outside your comfort zone and rise to the challenges placed before you as both an individual and as part of an ensemble. Our team of exceptional tutors and guest staff will help you understand what is expected of you as a performer throughout your training, as you develop the skills and stamina needed to secure – and maintain – employment in the musical theatre industry.

Through productions and presentations you’ll experience the wonderfully diverse and colourful world of musical theatre, from classics of the genre to modern day popular productions, through to new writing and cabaret performance. Classes offer an excellent grounding across core body and voice skills plus industry basics such as audition technique. Through our ever-expanding network of industry contacts MGA maintains a finger on the pulse of the international musical theatre scene and we are constantly exploring new opportunities for our students and welcoming visiting artists from around the world.

Course Duration: Three years

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

Wherever you wish to take your career, our three-year BA (Hons) course in Acting will equip you with all the creative tools and skills you need to successfully deliver your performance, and the commercial awareness you will need to sustain a lucrative career.

Why choose this course?
You will build your acting technique and skills for performance on stage and on film. Classes will enable you to understand the acting process, its history and development, and how to use your body and vocal performance to the best of your abilities. Our training aims to build your core skills, to prepare you for the physical and emotional demands of the industry and to successfully meet the requirements of the casting process.

Classes include academic study and practical studio-based learning and you will work from a variety of texts and source materials that cover a range of periods and styles. As well as productions, presentations and readings, you will be given creative space for improvisation and devised pieces, with opportunity to work within ensembles and on solo performance – you’ll also be encouraged to push yourself beyond your perceived boundaries and learn other performance skills such as singing and dance. While giving you a solid grounding in technique, our wonderful team of acting tutors draw on their personal experiences to guide you through the world of acting for stage and screen, allowing you to discover your own personal process and highlight your strengths.

Course Duration: Three years

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

Our three-year course culminating in a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance for Commercial Performance is designed to take you from student-in-training right the way through to professional dancer, prepared for everything the industry expects of you as a performer.

Why choose this course?
On this course you will develop core technique and build up a portfolio of dance styles and genres – as solo performer, in duet and in ensemble. You will explore the range of opportunities in the dance industry, learning how to recognise and develop your strengths, and how best to represent yourself as a unique performer.

Studio-based classes develop dance technique and understanding, unlocking the potential of your body and teaching you to maintain it and promote it. Regular core classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary are supplemented by a wide range of styles and skills, from tap and commercial to aerial and gymnastics, taught by an exceptionally experienced faculty of dance tutors and guest performers and choreographers from across the industry. Alongside productions, presentations and film projects, you will have opportunity to apply your skills in the wider world of performing arts by participating in musical theatre productions, concerts and special events.

Course Duration: Three years

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

MGA offers performers who have already completed a full-time training course but have realised that they are not adequately prepared to compete for work opportunities within the industry the opportunity to join current MGA third-year students on the degree courses and ‘top-up’ their training to the BA (Hons) qualification.

MGA currently offers three courses for students at this level, click the links below to view the relevant degree page and follow the application instructions at the bottom of the page.

Musical Theatre
Acting
Dance for Commercial Performance

Course Duration: One year

Qualification Level: HNC

The MGA one-year Foundation course in Musical Theatre offers a pre-vocational year designed to prepare you for the demands of professional, full-time training and provides you with the skills required to audition successfully for the country’s leading Musical Theatre institutions.

It is directed at those students who have left school (or are about to leave) and are intending to pursue vocational training but who either don’t quite yet have the skills required to audition successfully or who do not have the required academic qualifications to start a Bachelor of Arts qualification.

The course is designed to thoroughly prepare you for the process of auditioning and the rigours of taking up a three-year place at a Drama School, expanding your skill set and enabling you to realise your full potential in your future training.

MGA Foundation students have gone on to study at, among others, the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Arts Educational Schools, Bird College, Guildford School of Acting, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy, Performers College, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama – and, of course, The MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

The Foundation schedule runs for one whole academic year over three full-time terms of training and an HNC qualification is awarded to those who successfully complete all the required modules.

The course is technique orientated, giving you a solid foundation in the three key disciplines of Acting, Singing and Dance that can then be built upon in future studies.

Specialist classes and training workshops include:

Acting and performance
Voice and vocal technique
Singing including repertoire and technique
Jazz, Ballet and Tap
Text analysis and scene study
Audition technique
Musical Theatre history
Professional and personal development
MGA’s unique focus on audition technique and professional development will ensure that students are best placed to gain entry into any of the UK’s distinguished drama schools.

Though MGA has an excellent track record, given the nature and level of competition for Drama School places, we cannot guarantee that foundation students will be accepted at their chosen full-time provider and successful completion of the MGA foundation course does not automatically mean that students will progress onto MGA’s own three-year programmes.

Course Duration: One year

Qualification Level: HNC

The MGA one-year foundation course in Acting offers a pre-vocational year designed to prepare you for the demands of professional, full-time training and provides you with the skills required to audition successfully for the country’s leading Drama institutions.

It is directed at those students who have left school (or are about to leave) and are intending to pursue vocational training but who either don’t quite yet have the skills required to audition successfully or who do not have the required academic qualifications to start a Bachelor of Arts qualification.

The course is designed to thoroughly prepare you for the process of auditioning and the rigours of taking up a three-year place at a Drama school, expanding your skill set and enabling you to realise your full potential in your future training.

MGA Foundation Students have gone on to study at, amongst others, the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Arts Educational Schools, Bird College, Guildford School of Acting, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy, Performers College, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama – and, of course, The MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

The Foundation schedule runs for one whole academic year over three full-time terms of training and an HNC qualification is awarded to those who successfully complete all the required modules.

The course is technique orientated, giving you a solid foundation in the key discipline of Acting that can then be built upon in future studies.

Specialist classes and training workshops include:

Acting and performance
Monologue and preparation
Voice and vocal technique
Text analysis and Scene Study
Actors Movement
Singing and Dance for the Actor
Audition technique
Theatre History
Professional and personal development
MGA’s unique focus on audition technique and professional development will ensure that students are best placed to gain entry into any of the UK’s distinguished drama schools.

Though MGA has an excellent track record, given the nature and level of competition for Drama School places, we cannot guarantee that foundation students will be accepted at their chosen full-time provider and successful completion of the MGA foundation course does not automatically mean that students will progress onto MGA’s own three-year programmes.

Course Duration: One year

Awarding Bodies
Bath Spa University
CDMT
ISTD