Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for visiting our website. The MGA Academy for Performing Arts is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative training institutions – and it is growing!

Over the next three years we will increasing the numbers of degree programmes from three in 2021 to twelve by 2024. We are also dramatically increasing the size of our facilities making us one of the UK’s best resourced institutions.

We are doing this because we recognise the unique and high quality of what we do, we recognise that our rigorous and intensive training gets our students into work, and finally we recognise that we are one of only a few vocational performing arts institutions in Scotland.

I am honoured to be chairman of this institution and to work with the highly skilled and creative team delivering our programmes.

So what makes us unique?

  • All our programmes are employment driven, they focus on the development of creativity, technical skill, entrepreneurship, and rigorous critical thinking.
  • Our belief that the act of performing in front of an audience is one of the most valuable learning opportunities (learning through doing).
  • MGA teaching staff all have substantial performance experience, teaching experience, as well as formal qualifications.
  • Our outstanding network with the performing arts in Scotland and indeed the world.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website – if you have any questions please email or phone us. If you would like to visit us, just ask.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Giles Auckland-Lewis

Published 9/2/24   9:15AM

Contemporary Elite Intensive - The MGA Academy x WHITE AND GIVAN

In celebration of the launch of our BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Course in September 2024, our Artists in Residence and Programme Leaders ‘WHITE AND GIVAN’ are hosting a Contemporary Elite Intensive on Saturday 2nd March 2024 for the UK’s most promising young talent in Contemporary Dance (age 16+). Attendance is… » Read more

Published 13/1/24   9:10AM

MGA Academy to Host Open Day

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts to welcome prospective students on campus for open day event this February. Following on from the success of our open day in November, We will be opening our doors on Thursday 29th February once again. These events are a fantastic opportunity to engage with… » Read more

Published 11/12/23   9:57AM

Christmas Wish aims to raise vital funds for charity

ONE of Scotland’s leading performing arts schools has announced it will be hosting its annual magical Christmas show to raise vital funds for a prominent mental health charity. Taking place for one night only on December 13th at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, MGA Academy has promised that the extravaganza will have… » Read more

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General enquiries/student information: info@themgaacademy.com

Office address:  Silver Rock Studios,  Almondvale Business Park,   Almondvale Way,   Livingston,   West Lothian,   United Kingdom,  EH54 6GA
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