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

New York Trip 2021

January 2021, New York City USA

LA Trip 2021

October 2021, Los Angeles USA

From the MGA photo album…

Full-Time Audition Dates

Audition sessions for entry in September 2020 are:

  • 19th January
  • 19th February (Cyprus)
  • 29th March
  • 26th April
  • 3rd May (Dublin) **NEW**
  • 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 11/2/20   4:33PM

MGA European audition days

In recognition of the amount of interest we receive each year from potential students outside Scotland, we widen the full-time course audition process to include some european dates! Yep – MGA is bringing the audition to to you… Artistic Director Murray Grant and team will be visiting Cyprus and Ireland… » Read more

Published 9/1/20   1:16PM

Join us at our Open Day 2020

It’s that time of year again… when we open our doors and invite prospective students to Edinburgh for the full MGA experience! This is your chance to visit MGA and find out for yourself exactly what goes on inside! Observe some classes, meet staff and interrogate current students on our… » Read more

Published 19/12/19   4:29PM

New production season announced!

MGA are delighted to announce the 2020 season of performances featuring the graduating Full-Time School year groups in Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance. Tickets for all productions can be bought through our online Box Office and more information for each show can be found on the Productions page. Third Year… » Read more

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