ABOUT US

Cooper Screen Academy is an award winning Hobart based business providing fun and informative, professional acting training for kids to adult.  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 audition for our Industry Classes, view our student Listings, join fun Workshops or Private Lessons, grab our funky Screenwear, and more!

 

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

Fun, to the point, and nurturing. CSA is a great place to grow and improve your technique as an actor. It's all stepping stones and CSA has them, I was lucky enough to audition for the latest Blue Rocket production, a big notch on my ladder thanks to CSA!

Lasca Dry – Adult Student

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.

If you're interested in acting or looking for a fun, interesting hobby, you should definitely try Cooper Screen Academy! Such a great experience led by a lovely, talented teacher! Sara Cooper is doing some amazing things for the Tasmanian film industry and its actors. Get involved!

Bethany Smith – Adult student