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Who are we?

Cooper Screen Academy is the ‘go to’ place for professional acting training.

Whether you’re wanting to access confidence building classes, or forge a career in the entertainment industry – CSA is the place to be. Explore our site to find out how you can train with expert teachers, be discovered, get on set, and more…



Our Team

Sara Cooper

Sara Cooper

Academy Director

Sarah-Jane McGerty

Sarah-Jane McGerty

Teacher and Consultant

Lisa Gormley

Lisa Gormley

Visiting Teacher


Want to test out your skills on the big screen? Or take your passion for acting to the next level? CSA has got you covered.


Acting classes, opportunities and listing services for Grades One to Adult.



Engaging communication skills to create an impact in the workplace.



A large open space to hire suited for individual and corporate usage.




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Cooper Screen Academy is so very valuable and beneficial for young budding actors. Sara is an incredible role model and with her experience and contacts is doing the crucial job of training and connecting Hobart to the rest of the Australian industry. I wish I had this opportunity before I left for NIDA.

Brett Rogers – 2009 NIDA Graduate

My twins, Isaac and Mitchell started 2 terms ago and are having a ball! Quite apart from 'learning the trade' they have developed confidence and are losing their fear of 'what everyone thinks'. It has been a great maturing process for them. As a mum I find dealing with Sara Cooper excellent and she has an amazing commitment to the youth. The boys have already been in a commercial and just shot their first short length film Rosedale. They are looking forward to lots more fun and learning!

Elizabeth Horne – CSA Parent

It's just the best...! CSA has been the perfect outlet for my 8 year old to embrace his creative side and excentric ways. The teachers are brilliant, and I hope to put all my three kids through CSA to develop their confidence, public speaking skills etc. We are so glad we found Sara and co at CSA last year!

Kate Glover – CSA Parent

Fun, to the point, and nurturing. CSA is a great place to grow and improve your technique as an actor. It's all stepping stones and CSA has them, I was lucky enough to audition for the latest Blue Rocket production, a big notch on my ladder thanks to CSA!

Lasca Dry – Adult Student

Thank you Sara for your vision, passion and amazing energy behind Cooper Screen Academy. Also my heartfelt thank you to Danni for teaching my young son, James. He just loves your classes. James has High Functioning Autism. I believe your acting classes are helping him to read facial expressions and to interpret body language. James has been enrolled in Cooper Screen Academy for 18 months now. He has even recently been cast in his first television advertisement. WOW is all I can say!

Judith Richards – CSA Parent

CSA is honestly the best thing to have happened to me. Acting has always been my passion and dream and I've always wanted to make a career out of it. CSA helped put my plans into action. Sara is so inspirational, her world of knowledge, experience and amazing teaching techniques motivated me, helped me believe in myself, pushed my acting to places I didnt know I could go and opened me up to a world of opportunity. Each class was so fullfilling. They are fun and motivating, and I never walked away from a class without learning something new.  I feel so much more confident in front of a camera and with my acting technique. If acting is something you are serious about then CSA is the place to be!

Abbey Rose Leed – Private and Weekly Classes student: Accepted as one of 12 actors nationwide into the Film and Television Studio International, Melbourne.

Any budding young actors holding back and waiting for something to happen ? Why don't you take your career and passion into your own hands or the hands of the wonderful Sara Cooper and Cooper Screen Academy! Honestly the best acting course I have ever done ! Sara is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge of the industry and screen acting. Not only that, but she is helping put Tasmanian actors on the Australian film and television map.

Sophie Chandler – CSA student

I was completely new to acting at the start of this year but I have found a passion that I never knew I had, thanks to the fun and supportive environment Cooper Screen Academy offers. Sara not only teaches acting skills, but also life skills like professionalism, work-ethic and passion. Tassie talent is taking off thanks to CSA, so make sure you get in on the act.

Grace McCallum – Adult student

After two weeks with Cooper Screen Academy I had an audition for an ABC TV series. For any actor, I can't recommend CSA highly enough. My mentors Sara and Maeve are professional, completely knowledgable about the industry and generally awesome people! I learn so much every week at the weekly classes. Encouraging, fun and totally worthwhile for both acting and life skills!

Get in Touch


For information regarding our classes, please visit the Acting page above.
We also have a FAQ page.
If you have any enquiries which haven’t been answered on our site, please use the contact form below.


131 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
+61407 560 597