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

The final audition session for entry in September 2019 is:

  • 18th August

Auditions are held at MGA in Edinburgh.

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 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!

Published 6/2/19   1:27PM

Welcome back, Megan!

Huge congratulations to MGA graduate Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, class of 2017) who is currently performing in the UK Tour of Les Miserables. We are thrilled to see her in action right here in Edinburgh at the moment, performing at the Festival Theatre with the Les Miserables company. Lots of… » Read more

Published 5/10/18   11:57AM

Thomas Doherty in HBO miniseries!

Everyone at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is thrilled to hear the news that 2015 Musical Theatre graduate THOMAS DOHERTY will be appearing in a new HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine The Great’ as Peter Zavadovsky, opposite Academy Award Winner HELEN MIRREN. The four-part show also features Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear,… » Read more