Published 4/3/22 6:57pm

Getting industry-ready

The last few weeks have been all go here at MGA! We stepped into February with Industry Week, where our Third Year BA (Hons) students have the opportunity to meet some amazing professionals from the Performing Arts industry for valuable professional development, Q&A sessions and audition experience as a way to prepare for their next steps as graduates.

The week kicked off with Q&As for our Musical Theatre Third Years with West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker and Casting Director Laura Donnelly for our Actors and it was non-stop from there! A huge thank you to all our visitors, both in person and online, who came to share their Industry knowledge and experiences with our Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance students: artists, directors, agencies, choreographers and casting directors. (For a full run down, check out our Instagram.)

Industry week provides opportunity for our graduating year students to focus on preparation for life after training, including compiling CVs and portfolios and preparing for showcases and showreel filming.

On Tuesday 8th of March our Musical Theatre graduating class will present a Showcase at the Arts Theatre in the heart of London’s West End. The invitation to attend is open to all industry professionals and agents – if you are interested in joining us for the day, but have not yet confirmed, please contact us at, we’d be delighted to have you there. This project is an opportunity for our students to perform for industry professionals and agents, ahead of graduating, with an aim to secure representation after training.

Meanwhile our Acting and Dance students have been hard at work rehearsing for recording of their showreels, and this week have been in front of the camera with our good friends at Nexus Digital Media. This process offers our graduating class the opportunity to work with a professional film team in various locations and venues to shoot and collate footage for their own independent professional showreels.

You can see behind the scenes action and some Student Takeovers from these shoots over on Instagram, and follow all our students’ showcase journeys there.

Our graduating students from Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance degree courses will be appearing on our Class of 2022 page.

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