Performing Arts Training
Founded in 1994, GAMTA remains unchallenged as the home and pioneer of world-class musical theatre training in Scotland; success which is evident in the now thriving and ground breaking second campus, located in the heart of the Welsh capital of Cardiff. We are proud of our history and the unrivalled experience we offer our students. Our graduates enjoy exceptional feedback from the very best agents, directors, choreographers and casting directors.
GAMTA offers a range of intensive triple threat courses in musical theatre, each delivering a standard of training far exceeding the qualification offered.
Musical Theatre courses offered at GAMTA are:
One year HNC
Validated by Scottish Qualifications Authority
Two year HND
Validated by Scottish Qualifications Authority
Two year BA Hons
Validated by University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UWTSD
Agents Showcase London
Many students have the opportunity to showcase in front of industry professionals in a showcase in a theatre in London’s west end. This opportunity is offered to those students who have successfully completed a three year training which must include the BA degree. Attended by some of the best agents and casting directors in the industry and with a very high agent representation rate, it’s no surprise that an average 91% of students are working within nine months of graduation.
Our courses attract government funding both in Scotland and Wales. As a GAMTA student, you are eligible to apply for a student loan which will cover most of your course fees. Many students pay for their course via their student loan together with a small personal contribution, made payable through part time work or private means and paid monthly.
Our three courses allow the applicant an opportunity to gain entry at a variety of points; e.g. perhaps you have completed an HNC/HND already and wish to go directly into degree training? Please note; it is your responsibility seek advice on your eligibility when applying for a student loan. You can find out more information by following these links…
Experience a specialist musical theatre training whilst at school (7 years to 17 years)
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GAMTA training focuses on the art of combining your skills to create the triple threat performer; the best performers use all three skills together to tell a story; We specialise in teaching you how these skills become inextricably linked and train you to achieve industry level in each discipline.
Your training is intense, vocational and world class.
You will be taught daily by industry performers, directors, choreographers and musical directors as well as professionals from visiting masterclasses. GAMTA is professional training, delivered by professionals.
Equal focus will be placed on each discipline; you will be challenged beyond your limits. You will be versatile, creative, reliable and desirable to company members and creatives. You will be fully prepared for your London showcase where we will introduce you to the key players in the Industry; where your career begins.
GAMTA is a centre of excellence and innovation where the quality of the student experience is supreme; you will experience outstanding, practical, conservatoire training in acting, singing, and dance, with a special focus on bringing these key skills together to become a rounded, dynamic, thoughtful, triple-threat creative performer. We celebrate individuality and diversity and commit to developing the uniqueness of each and every student. The GAMTA experience provides the opportunity for you to become a thinking artist; a three-dimensional graduate who is creatively and artistically relevant in today’s exciting and fertile industry.
A unique training; two year degree with third year Masters option and London Showcase
Our training exists nowhere else; here’s why…
Be prepared for audition; succeed in your chosen career
GAMTA gave me the skills, opportunities and theatre experiences necessary to become a professional in the musical theatre industry. The training I received at GAMTA not only prepared me for my first West End role in LES MISERABLES , but has also helped me on subsequent jobs, including my current role as Penny in HAIRSPRAY. Skills that I still use everyday, having left three years ago, and will continue to use.
My time at GAMTA instilled in me, a solid base in all three disciplines required to have a successful career in musical theatre. It not only gave me training for musical theatre, but also how to respect and be disciplined in what is not an easy career choice. GAMTA brings out your confidence and I met life long friends there. You are always encouraged at GAMTA to follow your dreams and that’s exactly what I have done.
The training at GAMTA is like no other, I know that without all the skills I learned during my time there I wouldn’t be able to work in the way I do now. I have no worries going into auditions for musical theatre, plays or TV/film work because I know the training I received from GAMTA will always stand me in good stead! After training at GAMTA, you are set for anything the industry can throw at you!
Studying at GAMTA laid down the foundations to succeed in a very competitive industry. It equipped me with the skills and discipline to further my training in London as well as valuable performance opportunities. The lessons I learned at GAMTA I have taken into my work in the West End.
I have to say the GAMTA showcase was one of the best showcases I have seen this year and considerably better than some recent ones by some of the more established schools. You seem to have trained some very good people indeed.
Glasgow Academy Musical Theatre Arts produces an excellent showcase featuring interesting choices, and strong performances with an emphasis on triple-threat training.