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 2020 are:

  • 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. (Please check when you apply that you select the appropriate date for the course you’re choosing.)

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.

Published 15/11/19   4:59PM

Bon voyage, Cara and Laurie!

Best of luck to class of 2019 Musical Theatre graduates Cara Mia and Laurie Hill as they go live on the Marella Explorer ship this week for The Entertainment Department. Bon voyage! Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in… » Read more

Published 15/10/19   10:27AM

Thomas Doherty in 'Catherine the Great'

Be sure to catch 2015 Musical Theatre graduate Thomas Doherty alongside Helen Mirren, Rory Kinnear and Gina McKee in the HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine the Great’ this month! ‘Catherine the Great’ is out now on Sky Atlantic and premiering later in October in the US on HBO and there’s more on… » Read more

Published 15/10/19   9:56AM

Congratulations, Kieran!

Congratulations to class of 2016 Musical Theatre graduate Kieran Cooper, who is joining the team at Norwegian Creative Studios for their premiere production of Choir Of Man! Go well, Kieran. Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in the Performing… » Read more

Published 11/10/19   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