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!


Thanks to CSA I have studied and performed in L.A., Chicago and Florida, signed with a Sydney agent, am auditioning for major film and TV roles and have landed a role in a U.S. production

Rob Manion – CSA student

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

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

It's not just for kids! I started at the beginning of last year after seeing how much my teenaged daughter was enjoying her classes. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and skilled professionals and the curriculum is presented in such a fun a supportive way. Since joining Cooper Screen Academy, I've gained confidence, friendships and even opportunities for paid acting work! If I could award more than 5 stars, I would!

Sally Ellis – Adult student AND CSA Parent!

Sara has not taught me to perform; she has taught me to breath, relax and take comfort in my own abilities.  From her I have not only learnt the craft of acting, but the magic of self belief.

Emalisa White – CSA student