Boulder Digital Arts Policies and Codes of Conduct

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Registration is required for all Boulder Digital Arts training and many of our other offerings. You can register for classes securely online at

We Are a Modern Alternative for Learning Practical Skills Quickly

We are here to help you learn specific new skills quickly and efficiently by offering supplementary and ancillary training taught by working industry professionals. Since we are not a school or academic institution, our classes and workshops are open to anyone regardless of your age, profession, gender, race, 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. None of BDA's classes & workshops are designed to wholly prepare individuals for employment in any industry. We do not offer any type of job placement assistance. We are not certified, accredited or approved by any institution.

Code of Conduct

Whether in-person or remote, all students are expected to act maturely and are required to respect other students, staff, volunteers, visitors, and instructors. Possession of weapons and any kind of recreational drugs of any kind are not allowed at any time in BDA facilities. Any violation of these policies may result in temporary and/or permanent dismissal from BDA with or without refund. If you use the kitchen, bathroom, or common areas, please clean up after yourself any time you use it. If there is a bad/dangerous spill on the floor, please notify one of the staff who will make appropriate arrangements for cleanup. The tables in the classrooms are not designed to hold a lot of weight, so for your safety, please DO NOT sit, lean, or stand on them! The thermostats are always changing, so please just let us know if the room is too hot or too cold and we can adjust.

Please treat everything and everyone with respect. That includes using headphones when appropriate, making/answering phone calls out in the hallway or outside the facility, and generally being a good neighbor. You'll notice the walls in the space are a little thin, so please try to keep the noise level down so classes or meetings being held in the facility aren't disrupted.

Some people that attend our events are very sensitive to certain smells, so we kindly ask you to not wear too much perfume, as well as not having an overwhelming smell of tobacco, incense, or marijuana on your person.

While Colorado is a very liberated state and Boulder is renowned for its craft breweries, please save it for after class-time. We need everyone focused and attentive. If we determine an issue here, we may have to ask you to leave, without refund.

Please always be mindful when you leave the building late at night, and use common sense when leaving your personal possessions out in the open. BDA is not responsible for your lost or stolen items, so please be aware of your surroundings and make good choices.

Because we want each and every BDA student to have an awesome experience, we support the following rules regarding class conduct:

If a BDA Staffperson or Instructor feels that any of the above-mentioned items are occuring, or have occurred, Boulder Digital Arts reserves the right to ask you to leave without any due compensation.

Overview of BDA's Registration Policies

Suitability: our instructors have been hand-picked so as to offer the highest-quality training to our students. It is imperative that you read, and re-read, the class descriptions and "who should take this class" information, to be sure that the class is appropriate for you. As a very small organization, we are unable to give refunds once a class has begun. If you are unsure whether or not a class is suitable for you, please email us, and we will do our best to give you our recommendation.

Register Early: most BDA classes fill quickly, and each class must have a minimum number of students, so we strongly encourage you to register online as soon as possible. If you would prefer to register over the phone, please email with your contact info and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Full payment must be received by BDA before any BDA registration is confirmed.

Surprises: due to instructor's constantly changing schedules, unplanned extreme weather, and other of life's unexpected surprises, BDA Instructors, class times, and class dates are all subject to change - when any of these happens, we commit to providing our students with as much notice as possible. Minimum class sizes: It is very important that if you desire to take a BDA workshop, Hands-On class, or Certificate class that you pre-register online and have your payment confirmed as far in advance as possible. Occasionally BDA needs to make a decision whether or not to cancel, postpone, or reschedule a class based on our minimum class sizes, so it is vital that you not wait until the last minute, or that class session might disappear!

BDA Workshops, Hands-On Classes, Remote (Online) classes, and One-on-One Consulting Cancellation Policies

Please read thoroughly before registering for any of BDA's one and two-evening lecture-style workshops, as well as BDA's hands-on classes, so that you are fully aware of our cancellation policies. Please see further below for policies related to our certificate programs. Immediately below are our special policies in place regarding our live, remote online classes, which are in addition to the rest of our policies below.

COVID-19 Special Policies: These policies refer to all BDA Remote classes beginning March 2020.
For the safety of our customers and instructors, nearly all BDA classes are being held remotely (online) until it's safe to resume in-person classes. Our remote/online classes will continue to be taught by our same expert instructors, and will be conducted live through Zoom. Please read our remote class FAQ page for more information, or feel free to contact us at any time with questions.
Where the in-person experience is critical - such as our Video Production Certificate Program - we are planning on still holding it in person, but keeping the maximum number of attendees to only nine students.
- we'll determine 2 days before the class if the minimum has been met, so if the class is canceled, we will let you know 2 days before and you'll be eligible for a full refund.
- if you decide to cancel your registration for any reason for any class being held remotely, as long as you let us know no less than 48 hours before the class, we will be happy to give you a full credit for the total amount that you paid. That credit can be used towards any other BDA class within one year.

Cancellation by student: we rely on your attendance to make important arrangements, so if for any reason you need to withdraw from a BDA workshop, you must notify us at least 3 days before the start date of your class. At that time, you may choose from one of these three options:

If notification is made to BDA less than 3 days before the start of a class, no refunds, transfers or credits will be provided.

If an emergency arises and you are not able to make it to class at the last minute, please notify BDA as soon as possible, and we will evaluate the situation. However, no guarantees of refund, credit, or transfer is implied or guaranteed.

Cancellation by BDA: in the event that BDA must cancel one of its workshops or hands-on classes due to inadequate minimum enrollment, we sincerely apologize, and we will gladly provide the student one of the following options:

BDA Certificate Class Cancellation Policies

Please read thoroughly before registering for any of BDA's Certificate Programs so that you are fully aware of our cancellation policies: Cancellation by student: We realize that circumstances beyond your control may prevent you from attending a program however, we rely on your attendance to make important arrangements for our certificate programs. If you need to withdraw from a certificate program, you must inform us at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled program. You can then choose one of the following options:

If notice is given less than two weeks prior to the start of a certificate program, or If an emergency arises and you are not able to make it to class at the last minute, please let us know as soon as possible and we will evaluate the situation. However, no guarantees of refund, credit, or transfer are implied or guaranteed. In addition, refunds cannot be made for participant no-shows, and please take note that instructors have no authority to grant or promise refunds.

Travel-related expenses: since many certificate program students travel to Colorado from outside the state, we ask that you please not purchase non-refundable airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging there is always the possibility that any class might be rescheduled for unexpected reasons. Once again - class cancellations may occur and BDA will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. You should make sure ALL your travel expenses can be easily cancelled with a refund 14 days ahead of time additionally, we highly recommend travel insurance, especially as it regards to medical/dental emergencies, missed connections, trip cancellation, and lost baggage.

The limit of BDA's liability is the return of all tuition monies paid to BDA. The policies in this entire section also apply to students who are enrolled in BDA's Payment Plans.

Missed Classes & Lateness Policy

Missing the first day of a course may be grounds for withdrawal without refund. Please email if you know you are going to miss the first day of a multi-day course. Though we can't guarantee to offer complimentary makeup sessions outside of class time or in concurrent or future course sections, we will make our best effort to accommodate if acceptable prior notice is given. One-on-one makeup sessions may be scheduled contingent upon the instructor's availability and most likely will be subject to a fee to compensate the instructor. Instructors are not obligated to catch students up during scheduled class time for missed sessions or lateness.

Instructor Replacement

It is the nature of this business that occasionally a posted instructor is unable to participate because of illness or emergency, or a change in their schedule, for example. If we are forced to replace an instructor, we will do so with someone of equal or similar credentials if we are not able to, we will reschedule or cancel the class. When an instructor has been changed, we will do our best to inform all those pre-registered, as time permits.

People With Disabilities

Boulder Digital Arts makes a commitment to try its best to accommodate people with any disabilities. If you have any concerns or questions, or feel you require any special accommodations, please let us know well in advance of the class session so that we can make it work!

Photography & Video

Occasionally Boulder Digital Arts takes photos and videos of our various classes and events to use on our website, email newsletter, social media, and traditional media outlets. By entering the BDA facility, you give Boulder Digital Arts and its sister company CodeCraft School of Technology permission to take and distribute photo and video content, and release BDA, CodeCraft and its agents of any liability. You also agree that the images and footage will be copyrighted by Boulder Digital Arts and CodeCraft and may be used with or without your name or compensation.


BDA's annual membership is optional if you have purchased a membership and find that it is of no value to you, we will be happy to refund the membership fee within 30 days of purchase provided you have not used the membership in any way during those 30 days. BDA member benefits are provided directly through our business partners, and can be changed, affected, or withdrawn by our business partners at any time.

Checking Your Registrations

You can view your upcoming and past event registrations by logging into the Boulder Digital Arts website using the "login to your profile" link located at the top right of each page. This will take you to your profile page where you can click on the "registrations" tab. By default you will be shown your upcoming registrations but you can also view your complete registration history by clicking on the "click here to switch to viewing all registrations (including past)." link. You may also check your status, and view, your OnDemand video purchases this same way.


Boulder Digital Arts is not responsible for students who miss class(es) for any reason, and is not responsible for students who sign up for a class that they are not qualified to take based on stated prerequisites and course descriptions. Further, BDA is not responsible for any of the content taught by instructors in their individual classes, nor is BDA responsible for any loss of productivity, income, profit, revenue, or future revenue due to any scheduling changes, instructor changes, location changes, internet outage, internet acces, computer hardware or software malfunction, or personnel. Students also agree that in no event will BDA or its employees or independent contractors be liable for damages that exceed the actual price paid for a class, regardless of the form of the claim.

Limit of Liability

In all cases, Boulder Digital Arts' maximum limit of liability is the return of all monies a student has paid to Boulder Digital Arts for a particular event.

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