ABOUT US

Cooper Screen Academy is an award winning Hobart based business providing fun and informative, professional acting training for kids to adult.  Open to all, our classes develop crucial self confidence, awareness, and communication skills, and provide an ideal introduction to acting for the screen. 

We believe in getting Tassie talent out to the world!  

Since 2010 our strong industry links have seen our students audition for lead and supporting roles in top international film and TV productions
including Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrow When the War Began, the Oscar nominated Hacksaw Ridge, The Peter Brock Story – mini series, Home and Away, Little Lunch, Neighbours, Wentworth, Dance Academy-The Movie, First Fagan and many more.  

In 2016 alone we saw over 150 castings of our students in local TV commercials and films, as well as roles in ABC’s Rosehaven, the award winning Foxtel/BBC production The Kettering Incident, the upcoming The Nightingale and more.

Explore our site to see how you can join our regular classes, access our listings, hire our space, get funky in our super new Screenwear, and more!

 

In only one term, studying at CSA has already provided amazing opportunities, like my first ever professional audition for Blue Rocket's newest international production. With brilliant teachers and great new friends, it's definitely worth the weekly road trip from Launceston.

Zoe Allen – Adult Student

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

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.

Sara Moon – CSA student: Accepted into The Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing, London

Sara has the rare ability to teach acting with the same incredible flair, skill and humour she performs with. She is perceptive and challenging but always warm. Sara was my first choice when I was hiring tutors as an artistic director.

Ryk Goddard – Radio Presenter, Actor, Comedian

Thank you Sara, Danni and everyone else involved for all that you do for my daughter, Petra, at Cooper Screen Academy! She has not only learned many new skills but also loves every minute of the experiences. Petra has grown from a reserved girl who, at the beginning of the year, suffered from crippling stage fright, to one who was recently confident enough to accept the challenge of the female lead in a short film. Cooper Screen Academy is AWESOME!

Emily Quilty – CSA Parent