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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In-Depth Intensives From $999

BDA's In-Depth Intensives 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 After Effects Hands-On

Adobe After Effects Hands-On

October 25, 2014

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Location: Boulder

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

Web Design In-Depth Intensive

Web Design In-Depth Intensive

October 27, 2014 - October 31, 2014

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...)

Marketing with Social Media

Marketing with Social Media

October 28, 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...)

Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

October 29, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Location: Boulder

Description: Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the best tools out there for building websites and learning web design, especially if you're a visual person! (more...)

Making the Switch: Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro

Making the Switch: Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro

October 30, 2014

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Location: Boulder

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

Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On

Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On

November 01, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

Location: Boulder

Description: Using Adobe Photoshop, this workshop will teach you to master quick and efficient photo processing techniques for consistently professional results. (more...)

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

November 04, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

Location: Boulder

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

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

November 04, 2014

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

Location: Boulder

Description: Whether you are new to video or have some experience, this class introduces you to professional post-production with Final Cut Pro X. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

November 05, 2014

Instructor: Kevin Menzie

Location: Boulder

Description: Create logos, illustrations, and artwork that can be displayed at any size and never lose quality! (more...)

Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

November 06, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: Make your online portfolio beautiful, dynamic and easy to maintain using the NextGEN Gallery, a free fully integrated image gallery plugin for WordPress! (more...)

Maintaining Your WordPress Website to Prevent Hacking & Data Loss

Maintaining Your WordPress Website to Prevent Hacking & Data Loss

November 06, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: Did you know that outdated WordPress versions, plugins, and themes can leave your website vulnerable to attack and cause broken functionality? (more...)

Studio Lighting for Photography

Studio Lighting for Photography

November 06, 2014

Instructor: Stephen Collector

Location: Production Studio

Description: This workshop will be a one-stop-shop for learning how to use basic studio lighting for most photography needs. (more...)

Be Your Own STROBIST: Using your Flash Creatively

Be Your Own STROBIST: Using your Flash Creatively

November 07, 2014

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...)

WordPress Theme Customization Hands-On Class

WordPress Theme Customization Hands-On Class

November 08, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

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

Search Engine Optimization Hands-On

Search Engine Optimization Hands-On

November 10, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

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...)

Video Production In-Depth Intensive

Video Production In-Depth Intensive

November 10, 2014 - November 14, 2014

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...)

Introduction to HTML 5

Introduction to HTML 5

November 11, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Boulder

Description: If you're a web developer interested in trying out the new features in HTML 5, this is a great way to jump in the pool with a lifeguard on duty. (more...)

The Art of the Video Interview

The Art of the Video Interview

November 12, 2014

Instructor: Madeleine Pollak

Location: Boulder

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

Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML

November 13, 2014

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

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Denver

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...)

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On

November 15, 2014

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Boulder

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

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

November 17, 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...)

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

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

November 18, 2014 - November 20, 2014

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...)

Understanding CSS

Understanding CSS

November 18, 2014 - November 20, 2014

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...)

Introduction to DSLR Video

Introduction to DSLR Video

November 19, 2014

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...)

Basics of Blogging

Basics of Blogging

November 19, 2014

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...)

Web Design/WordPress Development Lab

Web Design/WordPress Development Lab

November 21, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: Held on the third Friday of every month from 10am to 3pm 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 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...)

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

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 10am to 3pm 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...)

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

January 10, 2015

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Denver

Description: Create stunning, layered compositions like a seasoned professional with Adobe Photoshop, a must-have for your digital design toolkit! (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 10am to 3pm 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...)

Creating Responsive WordPress Themes In-Depth Intensive

Creating Responsive WordPress Themes In-Depth Intensive

January 19, 2015 - March 09, 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...)

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

January 22, 2015

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

Location: Boulder

Description: In today's world, it's important to stay in contact with 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 In-Depth Intensive

Web Design In-Depth Intensive

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...)

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...)


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