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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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!
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!
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!
As a parent, I've seen glimmers of confidence from my little one, but it's Sara and her incredible team at CSA who have enabled her to break down the walls of self consciousness and really shine. After her first class, she walked away exclaiming how at home she felt and ensured that I had booked her in for the whole year. It's about acting yes. But it's also about life skills.
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.