Upcoming Classes & Workshops

This page shows our current schedule of classes & workshops. You can also view our complete catalog of classes & workshops organized by discipline (including those not currently scheduled).

Boulder Digital Arts offers both in-person and online training. You can filter below to see only in-person, only online (video) or both. You can also see a complete list of all our online training here.

We have a proven track record of providing high-impact, low-cost training for creative professionals. We encourage you to learn more about our training and read comments from our customers.

BDA is Not A School!
We are here to help you learn specific new skills quickly throughout your career or creative process - just what you need, when you need it. Since we are not a school or academic institution, our classes and workshops are open to anyone regardless of your age, profession or background with no admissions requirements. As a non-academic organization, our sole focus is providing great learning experiences. We don't test or issue degrees or academic credentials. You can take any class at any time on any subject and in any sequence. How refreshing!

Lecture-Style Workshops From $59

Our most affordable training option designed to introduce a subject quickly and efficiently. Students can take notes from the instructor's projected computer screen, and/or bring their own computer to follow along.

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Hands-On Classes From $239

These one or two-day hands-on classes are designed for students to follow along with the instructor on BDA-provided Macintosh computers, or depending on the class, video production or digital photography equipment.

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Certificate Programs From $999

BDA's Certificate Programs emphasize practical knowledge and skills with project-based learning combining engaging lectures with hands-on practice in either a one-week intensive or multiple week format. Learn more.

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Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

November 22, 2014

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Boulder

Description: Create crisp, stunning vector graphics like a seasoned professional with Adobe Illustrator , a must-have for your graphic design toolkit! (more...)

Copywriting for the Web

Copywriting for the Web

November 24, 2014

Instructor: Mike Connolly

Location: Boulder

Description: Like a magnet, compelling copy draws in and captivates your ideal prospects. (more...)

Intermediate DSLR Video Hands-On

Intermediate DSLR Video Hands-On

December 02, 2014

Instructor: Brian Brown

Location: Boulder

Description: Unless you've been under the proverbial rock for the last few years, you've heard that video-capable DSLRs are creating a firestorm in the film and broadcasting communities for their ability to shoot footage similar to that of 35mm motion-picture film. (more...)

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

December 02, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Denver

Description: Facebook has evolved into one of the most complex platforms on the Web, with dozens of advertising and promotional opportunities and a wide variety of ways to engage your customers and fan base. (more...)

Learning the Business of Photography

Learning the Business of Photography

December 03, 2014

Instructor: Bob Pearson

Location: Boulder

Description: The Business of Photography is a three-hour class designed to help the budding photographer get his business started. (more...)

Getting Started with SketchUp and Layout

Getting Started with SketchUp and Layout

December 04, 2014

Instructor: Tyler Barnard

Location: Boulder

Description: Whether you are a graphic designer, videographer, hobbyist, inventor, builder, or architect, Sketchup and Layout are powerful, affordable 3D modeling tools that push projects forward. (more...)

Marketing with Social Media

Marketing with Social Media

December 08, 2014

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

Description: Social media is just as important as advertising and public relations, if not more so, for many organizations. (more...)

Marketing with Google AdWords

Marketing with Google AdWords

December 09, 2014

Instructor: Justin Rosenthal

Location: Boulder

Description: Whether your budget is $10 or $10 million, you can advertise your business on Google. (more...)

Branding Basics

Branding Basics

December 10, 2014

Instructor: Gia Medeiros

Location: Boulder

Description: You may build a thousand websites or design a thousand logos but never truly create a brand. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

December 10, 2014

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Edward Popovitz

Location: Boulder

Description: Design brochures, newsletters, catalogs, books, and other multi-page documents with this industry standard page layout program. (more...)

Getting Started with Google Analytics

Getting Started with Google Analytics

December 11, 2014

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Tara Dunn

Location: Boulder

Description: Google Analytics is a free tool which can show you everything you need to know about your web users, informing you which pages and online campaigns are most effective. (more...)

Adobe After Effects Hands-On

Adobe After Effects Hands-On

December 13, 2014

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Location: Denver

Description: If you're looking to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space then this is the tool for you. (more...)

Adobe InDesign Hands-On

Adobe InDesign Hands-On

December 13, 2014

Instructor: Betty Taylor

Location: Boulder

Description: Learn the skills and knowledge to produce page layouts like a pro! (more...)

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

December 15, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: Before you start designing websites, it's best to understand the technologies that make the web work and what acronyms like HTML, FTP, and CSS mean! (more...)

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

December 16, 2014

Instructor: Bruce Borowsky

Location: Production Studio

Description: If you'd like to know some cool tips on how to get the most out of your video camera, along with learning some cool lighting tricks, it's time to set yourself apart from the amateurs with professional audio, lighting, and production techniques! (more...)

Web Design/WordPress Development Lab

Web Design/WordPress Development Lab

December 19, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: Held on the third Friday of every month from 1pm to 4pm Get expert help on pesky CSS, HTML and WordPress issues Do you sometimes get stuck on pesky styling and functionality issues when building your HTML and WordPress websites or have a hard time getting started on a project? (more...)

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

January 05, 2015

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: Before you start designing websites, it's best to understand the technologies that make the web work and what acronyms like HTML, FTP, and CSS mean! (more...)

WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog

WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog

January 06, 2015 - January 08, 2015

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

Location: Boulder

Description: If you want an easy, powerful way to update your website/blog, you want WordPress, a flexible, highly customizable content management system (CMS)! (more...)

Video Camera Basics

Video Camera Basics

January 06, 2015

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

Location: Boulder

Description: This exciting workshop will help you get the most out of your video camera. (more...)

The Art of the Video Interview

The Art of the Video Interview

January 07, 2015

Instructor: Madeleine Pollak

Location: Boulder

Description: Compelling interviews are essential to good story telling in video, documentary and TV. (more...)

Intro to WordPress Theme Customization Hands-On Class

Intro to WordPress Theme Customization Hands-On Class

January 10, 2015

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: In this hands-on class, we'll dive into WordPress' powerful theme system. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

January 13, 2015

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Edward Popovitz

Location: Denver

Description: Design brochures, newsletters, catalogs, books, and other multi-page documents with this industry standard page layout program. (more...)

Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML

January 13, 2015

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: Whether you're coding by hand or using a web design tool like Dreamweaver or WordPress, you're writing HTML, the lingua franca of web browsers. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

January 14, 2015

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Boulder

Description: Ready to edit like a pro? (more...)

Marketing with Google AdWords

Marketing with Google AdWords

January 15, 2015

Instructor: Justin Rosenthal

Location: Boulder

Description: Whether your budget is $10 or $10 million, you can advertise your business on Google. (more...)

Web Design/WordPress Development Lab

Web Design/WordPress Development Lab

January 16, 2015

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: Held on the third Friday of every month from 1pm to 4pm Get expert help on pesky CSS, HTML and WordPress issues Do you sometimes get stuck on pesky styling and functionality issues when building your HTML and WordPress websites or have a hard time getting started on a project? (more...)

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On

January 17, 2015

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Boulder

Description: Video. The world seems to be all about video these days. (more...)

Video Lighting 101

Video Lighting 101

January 17, 2015

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: Good lighting is the key to professional-looking videos. (more...)

Video Lighting 202

Video Lighting 202

January 17, 2015

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: This class picks up where Video Lighting 101 leaves off. (more...)

Advanced WordPress Theme Customization Certificate Program

Advanced WordPress Theme Customization Certificate Program

January 19, 2015 - March 02, 2015

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: In this In-Depth Intensive you will learn how to efficiently create custom WordPress themes using industry-standard web development tools, a robust parent theme called WP Jump Start and a variety of labor-saving plugins. (more...)

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

January 19, 2015

Instructor: Stephen Collector

Location: Boulder

Description: Learn the secrets of compelling portrait photography with a blend of technique, artistry, and psychology, even if you're on a budget! (more...)

Be Your Own STROBIST: Using your Flash Creatively

Be Your Own STROBIST: Using your Flash Creatively

January 20, 2015

Instructor: Erik Stenbakken

Location: Boulder

Description: You don't have to invest thousands in advanced lighting equipment and haul hundreds of pounds of gear to create beautiful photographs. (more...)

Understanding CSS

Understanding CSS

January 20, 2015 - January 22, 2015

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Denver

Description: Mastering web design means really knowing how to use Cascading Style Sheets to display content, but it doesn't have to be scary! (more...)

Basics of Blogging

Basics of Blogging

January 21, 2015

Instructor: Beth Hayden

Location: Boulder

Description: Lots of online marketing experts will tell you to start a blog without telling you how or why, and that's where this workshop comes in! (more...)

Increasing Your Profitability

Increasing Your Profitability

January 22, 2015

Instructor: Cheri Ruskus

Location: Boulder

Description: Growth is the lifeblood for all business both small and large. (more...)

Effective E-Newsletters: Start & Improve Your Email Marketing

Effective E-Newsletters: Start & Improve Your Email Marketing

January 22, 2015

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

Location: Boulder

Description: In today's world, it's important to stay connected to your clients/customers, but you want to have a purpose for e-mailing them. (more...)

Getting Started with Javascript

Getting Started with Javascript

January 22, 2015

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Location: Boulder

Description: Learning Javascript enables you to create enhanced user interfaces and dynamic, interactive websites. (more...)

Mobile & Responsive Website Development Hands-On

Mobile & Responsive Website Development Hands-On

January 24, 2015

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Location: Boulder

Description: Leverage the power of the Bootstrap framework to create sleek responsive websites that are mobile friendly and adapt to all screen sizes and devices! (more...)

Web Design Certificate Program

Web Design Certificate Program

January 26, 2015 - January 30, 2015

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Location: Boulder

Description: In this In-Depth Intensive, you will learn how to create a basic professional website, preparing the user interface in Photoshop and building standards-compliant pages using HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver. (more...)

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

January 26, 2015

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

Description: Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most powerful - and least expensive - targeted marketing methods available. (more...)

Video Camera Basics

Video Camera Basics

January 28, 2015

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

Location: Boulder

Description: This exciting workshop will help you get the most out of your video camera. (more...)

Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

January 29, 2015

Instructor: Abigail Wright

Location: Boulder

Description: How to save your film, your sanity, and - quite possibly - your home. (more...)

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

January 31, 2015

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Boulder

Description: Create crisp, stunning vector graphics like a seasoned professional with Adobe Illustrator , a must-have for your graphic design toolkit! (more...)

UI/UX Design Certificate Program

UI/UX Design Certificate Program

February 02, 2015 - February 04, 2015

Instructor: Drini Leka

Location: Boulder

Description: In this In-Depth Intensive you will gain real-world skills and knowledge to be able to design and develop world class User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designs. (more...)

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

February 02, 2015

Instructor: Stephen Collector

Location: Boulder

Description: Learn the secrets of compelling portrait photography with a blend of technique, artistry, and psychology, even if you're on a budget! (more...)

Getting Started with Google Analytics

Getting Started with Google Analytics

February 03, 2015

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Tara Dunn

Location: Denver

Description: Google Analytics is a free tool which can show you everything you need to know about your web users, informing you which pages and online campaigns are most effective. (more...)

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

February 03, 2015

Instructor: Bruce Borowsky

Location: Production Studio

Description: If you'd like to know some cool tips on how to get the most out of your video camera, along with learning some cool lighting tricks, it's time to set yourself apart from the amateurs with professional audio, lighting, and production techniques! (more...)

The Power of Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

The Power of Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

February 04, 2015

Instructor: Dana Romanoff

Location: Boulder

Description: Nonprofits must communicate some of the most important stories of our time, and video is one of the most powerful tools available. (more...)

Introduction to DSLR Video

Introduction to DSLR Video

February 05, 2015

Instructor: Brian Brown

Location: Boulder

Description: Shooting video with a DSLR camera is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create high-quality video. (more...)

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

February 07, 2015

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Boulder

Description: Create stunning, layered compositions like a seasoned professional with Adobe Photoshop, a must-have for your digital design toolkit! (more...)

Search Engine Optimization Hands-On

Search Engine Optimization Hands-On

February 09, 2015

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Denver

Description: SEO theory is all well and good, but if you don't know how to research keywords, brainstorm related topics, and use Google tools wisely, you're likely spending your effort moving in the wrong direction. (more...)

Search Engine Optimize Your WordPress Content

Search Engine Optimize Your WordPress Content

February 09, 2015

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: In this unique three hour workshop you'll learn by doing and leave the workshop having started the process of seach engine optimizing your WordPress-powered website or blog. (more...)

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

February 10, 2015

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

Description: Facebook has evolved into one of the most complex platforms on the Web, with dozens of advertising and promotional opportunities and a wide variety of ways to engage your customers and fan base. (more...)

Producing the Documentary

Producing the Documentary

February 11, 2015

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Abigail Wright

Location: Boulder

Description: If the challenge and reward of documentary filmmaking excites you, but you don't know where to start, this workshop will give you a guide to the whole process! (more...)

Making the Switch: Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro

Making the Switch: Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro

February 12, 2015

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Location: Boulder

Description: Many digital professionals have jumped onboard with Adobe's Premiere Pro for their post-production needs. (more...)

Ruby On Rails Hands-On

Ruby On Rails Hands-On

February 15, 2015 - February 22, 2015

Instructor: To Be Determined

Location: Boulder

Description: We've left the era of web pages and are now squarely in the age of web applications. (more...)

Copywriting for the Web

Copywriting for the Web

February 16, 2015

Instructor: Mike Connolly

Location: Boulder

Description: Like a magnet, compelling copy draws in and captivates your ideal prospects. (more...)

Video Production Certificate Program

Video Production Certificate Program

February 16, 2015 - February 20, 2015

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Boulder

Description: In this In-Depth Intensive you will learn how to produce professional quality video using state-of-the-art equipment including cameras, audio and lighting gear. (more...)

Understanding CSS

Understanding CSS

February 17, 2015 - February 19, 2015

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: Mastering web design means really knowing how to use Cascading Style Sheets to display content, but it doesn't have to be scary! (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

February 18, 2015

Instructor: Steve Gandy

Location: Boulder

Description: If you want to enhance your photos and create fantastic designs with Adobe Photoshop, start here! (more...)

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

February 21, 2015

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Denver

Description: Create crisp, stunning vector graphics like a seasoned professional with Adobe Illustrator , a must-have for your graphic design toolkit! (more...)

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

February 21, 2015

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: One of the best ways to add production value to your videos is to utilize controlled camera movement. (more...)

WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog

WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog

February 24, 2015 - February 26, 2015

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

Location: Boulder

Description: If you want an easy, powerful way to update your website/blog, you want WordPress, a flexible, highly customizable content management system (CMS)! (more...)

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

February 24, 2015

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: Before you start designing websites, it's best to understand the technologies that make the web work and what acronyms like HTML, FTP, and CSS mean! (more...)

Marketing with Social Media

Marketing with Social Media

February 24, 2015

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Denver

Description: Social media is just as important as advertising and public relations, if not more so, for many organizations. (more...)

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

February 26, 2015

Instructor: Chris Brown

Location: Boulder

Description: This 3-hour class is a comprehensive presentation that will cover all the essentials necessary to capture incredible landscape photographs. (more...)

Adobe Lightroom Hands-On

Adobe Lightroom Hands-On

February 28, 2015

Instructor: Steve Gandy

Location: Boulder

Description: Do you wish you had a firm grip on straightforward, powerful ways to process your digital photos so they look their best? (more...)


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