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.
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Sara Cooper is fully dedicated to running an excellent drama school. She puts in 110% behind the scenes, and every student matters. I enrolled my (shy) daughter a few years ago to boost her confidence - she is still a shy person... But last year she sang in front of the whole school; confidently played two different lead roles in two casts of her School Shakespeare play. Thank you Sara
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!
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!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far at CSA. The classes are run by skilled team of industry professionals in a supportive, welcoming and fun environment. Develop your skills and confidence while learning about the industry. No matter what level of skill or experience you have, CSA is a fantastic place to be!
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!