About Our Training Programs
BDA offers high-value, low cost training in all creative disciplines including:
Based in the technology mecca of Boulder, Colorado, BDA leverages the world-class talent in the area so that our students can learn from some of the best instructors in the world! All BDA instructors are working professionals who have deep knowledge and real-world experience and insights in the subjects they teach.
We recognize that everyone's learning style is different and that some people need a more hands-on approach then others so we offer our training via the following three different types:
Lecture-Style Workshops From $59
Our most affordable training programs, 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.
Hands-On Intensives From $239
These in-depth one or two-day 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.
Certificate Programs From $999
BDA's Transitions 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.
Why Choose Boulder Digital Arts
Proven Track Record
Boulder Digital Arts has a proven track record of providing top-quality training for creative professionals for over seven years. We've helped thousands of people jump start their careers, make the transition to a new job or new responsiblity or simply have the knowledge and skills to accomplish their dream or vision.
Learn Practical Skills Quickly
Our programs are efficient and powerful. By focusing on practical knowledge and skills, you get top-notch instruction in a short period of time.
Learn from Industry Professionals
Based in the tech mecca of Boulder, Colorado allows us to leverage the world-class talent in the area offering our participants some of the best instructors around. All our instructors are working professionals who have deep knowledge, real-world experience and expert insights in the subjects they teach.
Boulder Digital Arts training takes place in our comfortable, 6,000 square foot facility, including a state-of-the-art classroom with high-definition projection and up-to-date hardware and software.
No Academic Red Tape
Sign up online in minutes with no admissions or complicated bureaucratic hassles. If you've ever had to work with a traditional academic institution, you will appreciate our simple transparency and dedication to great customer experiences.
We have always strived to keep our programs affordable as part of our mission of empowering creative professionals with training and resources.
Boulder Is a Great Place To Visit
If you happen to be coming from out of town to attend one of BDA's classes, you're in for a real treat! Boulder is a small yet dynamic town, full of great restaurants, exciting nightlife, and tons of outdoor activities, including many miles of mountain bike trails, exceptional hiking, and some of the best rock climbing in the country!
What People Are Saying
"BDA is THE place to turn to for professional development. You can't find classes of this caliber, at these prices, anywhere else – not even close."
Alyson Miller, Partner, Venture Growth
"BDA training gives students the practical skills they just aren't getting from traditional academic experiences. To be honest, we have been very disappointed by the lack of portfolios or work experience in recent college graduates we've hired and encourage those looking for jobs to get more real-world skills through something like BDA."
Doyle Albee, President and New Media Practice Director, Metzger Associates
"When I took similar classes at the local community colleges I quickly realized that I knew more than many of my teachers! They seemed out-of-touch with the current technologies and trends. The instructors at BDA really know what they're talking about because they are true professionals not just teachers."
"BDA helped give me the skills I needed to work on professional projects - including the documentary "The Cove," which I helped edit, and has just won an Academy Award!"
More Details About our Training Formats
These are our most affordable training programs, 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. Lecture-style workshops are normally held on weekday evenings from 6 pm - 9 pm and contain a maximum of 30 students (average is 8-20).
In-depth one or two-day 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. For maximum impact and the best student experience, all intensives are limited to eight participants. Hands-on intensives are usually held during the day from 9am - 5pm. Our Hands-On Intensives are the perfect way to gain in-depth knowledge!
Transitions Certificate Programs
BDA's Transitions accelerated certificate programs provide participants with a wide range of knowledge and skills within a particular discipline. The programs emphasize practical knowledge and skills with a project-based learning approach that combines engaging lectures with hands-on practice. Transitions classes are offered in two formats: all-day Monday through Friday for one week or two evenings a week for five weeks. Every Transitions program has a clear and concise outcome for students and is designed to provide maximum value in a relatively short period of time. Learn more.
If You're Coming From Out-Of-Town
BDA can help you arrange lodging during your stay in Boulder. We have arranged discounts at several hotels located very close to our training facility. Please email us and we'll be happy to provide you with great recommendations regarding where to eat, sleep, hike, bike, climb, and - most importantly - get coffee!
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