Our mission and vision


The MGA Academy mission is: to provide excellent, innovative and dynamic practice-driven and vocational university-level education and training for individuals wishing to gain and maintain creative and entrepreneurial careers in the performing arts.


The MGA Academy vision is to be:

  • recognised as an Institution for the performing arts with outstanding teaching and learning opportunities, state of the art learning resources, which produces graduates able to create, produce and support creative work of the highest calibre.
  • an institution that values diversity and has equality of opportunity embedded in all its practices
  • an institution that encourages creative and business innovation and entrepreneurship
  • an institution that fosters, encourages and nurtures collaboration and team-work
  • an institution recognised for the relevance and integrity of its curriculum
  • recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning for the performing arts that is able to attract the best teachers and professional practitioners.


Published 30/11/23   12:34PM

Graduates turn dreams into reality with new theatre company

MGA alumni in the spotlight after creating new theatre company ALUMNI from one of Scotland’s top performing arts academies have started their own theatre company following their recent graduation this summer. David Gardner and Will Robertson had dreams of starting their own theatre company since meeting during their BA (Hons)… » Read more

Published 22/11/23   1:32PM

Applications for September 2024 Now Open!

Apply for a course at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts and be part of something extraordinary! Our first auditions for our 2024 intake will be held in Livingston on Monday 15th January 2024! See below for information about all our course levels and apply today! Read More

Published 24/5/23   3:40PM

'Strictly' stars inspire next generation!

Our lucky Musical Theatre and Dance students were treated to an unforgettable experience as performers from Strictly Ballroom: The Musical took a break from touring and brought the glitz and glamour of ballroom dancing to life The MGA Academy of Performing Arts last week! Kevin Clifton, BBC Strictly Come Dancing… » Read more

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Get in touch

Phone: 0330 058 0656

General enquiries/student information: info@themgaacademy.com

Office address:  Barbara Ritchie House, Livingston, West Lothian, United Kingdom
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