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 (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.

Full-Time School

One-year Foundation (HNC) courses

Three-year BA (Hons) courses

BA (Hons) Top-Up Year

For advanced students with appropriate qualifications and/or suitable professional experience to join the final year of our Musical Theatre, Acting or Dance degree programme.


** Yr 1 & Yr 2 – HNC and HND / Yr 3 – BA Hons Top Up

Part-Time School

Juniors

Workshops and classes

So – what do you want to do…?

Summer School 2020 for 7-15 yr olds

10th – 14th August, The MGA Academy

Published 22/5/20   6:04PM

COVID-19 update

A statement on behalf of MGA’s Directors: A note to the MGA Family, To say that I am impressed by the response to the pandemic that I have seen from the MGA family of staff, tutors, students, parents, customers, suppliers, our stake holders and our community of supporters would be… » Read more

Published 14/4/20   4:44PM

Congratulations Thomas!

A massive congratulations from the whole MGA team to 2019 BA (Hons) Acting graduate Thomas Mugglestone who appeared as Henry Jones in the latest season of OUTLANDER for Amazon Prime Video. Well done, Thomas! Meet all our graduates from Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance courses on our Graduates pages. For… » Read more

Published 25/3/20   11:27AM

Adapt, innovate, overcome

We will adapt and continue to succeed! During these challenging times we all have to be prepared to change the way we do things. The team at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts have been working hard over the last few weeks to ensure that we are prepared for whatever… » Read more

Published 24/3/20   11:25AM

COVID-19 Update

Statement on MGA’s current response to the COVID-19 outbreak from Managing Director Drew Gowland: We will adapt and continue to succeed. The health and safety of our students, staff and the communities in which we live, work and play are paramount to MGA as an organisation. We have always honoured… » Read more

Coming soon

Triple Bill

Postponed for now

The Penelopiad

Postponed for now