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 success 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’. To date 100% of applicants have felt that The MTA audition day has been exceptional value for money.
We were 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”
We were honoured in 2017 to be awarded the award for an unprecedented 2nd time . . . . “the judges noting its graduates now regularly feature in top professional productions – alongside a robust pastoral care package” The judges also noted our “growing influence in the training sector”
Of our 9 graduating year groups 100% of our students have left college having secured independent agent representation. 98.7% of our graduates have worked professionally since graduating. Check out the table below for the latest statistics for this year (please click on the picture to avoid eye strain). All of our 2019 graduates had secured INDEPENDENT agent representation in their penultimate term of college – some 6 months before their Showcases/Graduation. Also check out the Ambassador pages to see what EVERY graduate is up to.
The MTA has an award winning, pioneering approach to pastoral care – as written about in this blog by the Principal. At this moment in time The MTA is the only HE college in the UK to take a whole school approach to mental health. It is widely acknowledged within the industry to be the drama college which started the conversation around mental health support during training and indeed in the wider industry
We are the only UK college to operate ‘a college for life’ policy – ensuring an ‘aftercare’ service unsurpassed by any other college. This includes ongoing pastoral and professional support, and free classes.
We are the only UK college to do public performances EVERY term. Go to our You Tube channel to see us in action.
On July 12th 2016 we launched the #time4change Mental Health Charter. To date 137 organisations have signed up to the charter. The MTA is proud to lead the way in Mental Health Education in Drama Training. For more information click here
Check out the ethos behind The MTA Way here
As our stats prove. . .#theMTAway works
The MTA London Ltd is a registered charity. The Board of Trustees currently consists of, Annemarie Lewis Thomas, Harry Blumenau, Lauren Austin & Samantha Hull. The latter two are both inaugural ambassadors for the college, ensuring that the college stays true to its ethos at all times. The Board is chaired by Jon Harris