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!

 

Enrolling with Cooper Screen Academy has been by far the best thing my daughter has ever been involved in. Her class day is her most favourite day of the week, and loves every second of her time there. It is made so worth while just to see the smile on her face and to watch her confidence grow so much. Thank you to one and all for everything you do!

Amy Farrell – CSA Parent

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

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.

Having been a student myself and this weekend used students from CSA in a film shoot I strongly recommend this training. If you are interested in this industry the knowledge you learn from Cooper Screen is vital and it makes for some very professional talent!!

Claudia Holmes – CSA student and VCA film student Graduate

What Sara has done for the Tasmanian industry is truly fantastic. We were being left behind, which is crazy as we have such wealth of raw, passionate talent. I am so proud to work with this woman and help her share Tasmania's talent with the world. Tassie’s time has come to shine.

Lisa Gormley – Home and Away’s Bianca Scott