Be industry-ready in just 2 years



What makes The MTA different is our ability to prepare you to be at a truly industry-ready professional standard in just 2 years. That’s why The MTA’s fast-track programme is staffed by passionate professionals who have already achieved and are now focussed on giving you the skills to realise your ambition.

Our thorough approach, including a day-long audition process, which includes written feedback to all applicants, has earned The MTA the reputation of being ‘rigorously professional’.

We are proud to have been named School of the Year 2012 in The Stage 100 Awards…….“within just a few years of opening Lewis Thomas and her team have established themselves as a force in drama training that is not afraid to approach things differently”

Of our 5 graduating year groups 100% of our students have left college with agent representation. In the 2014-2015 academic year 75% of our graduates had professional contracts lasting a month or more. To date just 11% of our graduates have decided to follow a different career after training – that’s a staggering 89% still in the industry since our first graduating year in 2011. Statistics speak louder than accreditation. Check out the Ambassador pages to see what EVERY graduate is up to.

In October 2013 we became the first Musical Theatre college in the UK to split the focus of our acting course 50/50 between stage and screen. Once again ensuring that The MTA is leading the way in innovative training for performers in the UK today.

The MTA has a pioneering approach to pastoral care – as written about in this blog by the Principal.

We are the only UK college to operate ‘a college for life’ policy – ensuring an ‘aftercare’ service unsurpassed by any other college.

Check out the ethos behind The MTA Way here.