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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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I have watched Cooper Screen Academy grow over the years and have been so impressed by the commitment of Sara and her team. They have been very encouraging and supportive of my daughter who has pushed through her comfort zone which has enable her to accept roles in opportunities as a direct result of Sara's fantastic network in the industry. I highly recommend this wonderful Academy for anyone who wants to learn and grow in this industry.

Elise Simondson – CSA Parent

Cooper Screen Academy is finally a group taking a genuine interest in young Tasmanian actors and is providing priceless opportunities.  I’m so grateful for all Sara is doing.

Georgia Blizzard – 2010 CSA student. Accepted into NIDA at 17yrs.

What an awesome family the Cooper Screen Academy is. It embodies everything you could hope for; positive, encouraging, engaging, fun and providing the expertise to develop and inspire all ages. Katie has always had an interest in drama and Sara and her proficient teachers have motivated her even more. Thank you for all the hard work you all put in, and all the benefits provided. Although I can't begin to imagine the amount of effort it takes, it is very much appreciated.

Lisa Clapham – CSA Parent

You'd think, being over 60, that I'd stick out like a sore thumb among the young adults at CSA: but never once did I feel out of place. Sara has the ability to make everyone feel welcome, provides opportunities for all ages to get involved, and is constant in encouragement and enthusiasm. Does that sound over the top? Nope - inspiring. #Iwanttobelikeher

Deidre McMaster – Adult student

Cooper Screen Academy has opened up a world of connections and opportunities I never would have thought possible whilst living in Tasmania. From gaining priceless screen acting experience, to learning the technical elements of shooting, to aquiring knowledge of the industry, Sara has provided us with an honest account of and real insight into the world of screen.

Eleanore Knox – CSA student: Accepted into the Actor’s Centre Australia and signed with a Sydney actors’ agent.

Sara and the CSA team have earned every star in my 5 star rating. To see my daughter so happy after every class is a testament to her teacher. The kindness shown to us by Sara is heart warming. This kindness filters through both the staff and children who attend classes. Such a passionate team with such big hearts. We love CSA!!!

Cassie Groves – CSA Parent

  I was terrified when starting at CSA having no previous professional experience but after my first lesson I was hooked. Sara was so welcoming and makes sure the classes are extremely supportive and fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed challenging myself and developing my skills and recently got the chance to have my first ever proper audition. I cannot recommend CSA highly enough!!

Jessie Poke – Adult Student

These guys are awesome. Whether you want to make it as a star on the screen or just boost your confidence. Every lesson is fun & informative. I recommend it for everyone!

Suzie Gifford – CSA Parent

CSA helped me realise the possibilities of achieving a career in the film industry, even within Tasmania. Sara's skills and knowledge gave me the extra nudge to get me to where I am, plus connections and opportunities for the future.

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