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Since 2004, we've hosted over 2,000 programs and helped over 10,000 people grow professionally and creatively. Below are some of the latest comments from our customers.

Coming from a self taught background, this class really helped me fill in the gaps and solidify my foundations in html/css, and prepared me for some of the next steps in my understanding of web development.Jon on 10/15/2018 about Web Design Certificate Program
I just want to say that what I found particularly helpful was the extra hour of personal instruction before class on the second day. And Bethany's handouts and links to resources were extremely helpful.Ann on 9/24/2018 about WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog
Bethany is a great instructor! She provides lots of valuable info without overwhelming students. I walked away with confidence in my ability to maintain my own site.Janet on 9/23/2018 about WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog
I learned a lot in the class and Bethany followed the agenda. She was kind enough to offer up more time to answer questions and make sure we were all following along.Carole on 9/21/2018 about WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog
...the instructor was very knowledgeable and able to give real-world examples.John on 8/30/2018 about Digital Project Management Certificate Program
Great class! So helpful.Abigail on 8/27/2018 about Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator
The instructor, Lisa Murnan, was great! She was well organized, prepared, and cared about the class. I enjoyed her interactive teaching style and overall positive energy.Jason on 8/16/2018 about UI/UX Design Certificate Program
This was an incredible class. The instructor's expertise in the software, along with his cultural knowledge and awareness of industry trends made me feel that I was in capable hands. On par with any course from a top art school.Christine on 7/30/2018 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
...so fascinating, and Mike is a phenomenal instructor. I have been blessed to be able to take his courses.Kirk on 7/29/2018 about Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class
BDA has over-delivered on all events I have been able to be involved with. Their instructors are clearly some of the best available and the facilities are clean and comfortable. I will continue to advance my professional skills at the BDA site, and continue to feel like I am receiving a great value.Kirk on 7/29/2018 about Advanced Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class
Just an absolute gem of a resource. Professionals from across the United States were happy to be train with this collection of instructors and content. They refer to it as a "unicorn", such a unique and effective method of professional development.Kirk on 7/29/2018 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
I really enjoyed this class. The skills that I needed were well covered by Lowel. He clearly knew his subject and was well organized in his classroom lectures. Again, another really well delivered course! Thank you BDA.Kirk on 7/29/2018 about Video Production Certificate Program
BDA is a great resource for the Front Range. You enable me to keep my digital skills current.India on 7/29/2018 about Google Ads for Non-Profits
I sure did enjoy the Graphic Design Certificate Program. Michael really knows his stuff! He has a great way of connecting to people. His expertise in the programs is matched only by his ability to convey the information in a clear and concise way. His patience abounds and I never felt rushed or behind!Deanna on 7/24/2018 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
Very engaging. Mike made the all day class feel like 3 hours. Great job!Erik on 7/2/2018 about Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On
This class was excellent. Great job!John on 6/25/2018 about Color Correction with Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On
Mike was a fantastic teacher! The class was organized, informative and the course description was 100% accurate!Simmi on 6/18/2018 about Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class
Every thing was great. It was a small class and the instructor had a project to use to learn the skills. The students were at an equal skill level.Maureen on 6/18/2018 about Adobe InDesign Hands-On
Every thing was great. It was a small class and here was a project to use to learn the skills.Maureen on 6/17/2018 about Adobe InDesign Hands-On
I am so happy I attended this class. It was a very thorough introduction to Illustrator. The instructor had planned some really cool projects for us to practice with, and prepared a customized website that we can continue to refer back to. He was patient and prepared. I would be happy to attend more classes.Maris on 6/8/2018 about Adobe Illustrator Hands-On
So good so far. I'm a new member to this organization, but my 'boarding' experience has been good.Shane on 5/30/2018 about Free BDA Monthly Happy Hour and Open House!
Great class, really enjoyed it. Instructor was very responsive to questions and comments, and was able to adjust the class content as needed to fit the attendees needs.seth on 5/24/2018 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Great speaker, topic was perfect and helpful.Tracy on 5/23/2018 about Why PR does not mean Press Release! - An Evening with Doyle Albee
I've taken 2 certificate courses with BDA now and appreciate the professionalism and expertise of the instructors and staff. The diversity of the students is always a bonus, too. It is so interesting and inspiring to learn about the wide variety of ways in which this training will be put to use in the real world!Darcy on 5/19/2018 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
I have probably taken a dozen courses at Boulder Digital Arts. Every program has been top notch. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and patient and the staff is always kind and supportive. I've even scheduled one-on-one follow up sessions with instructors to work on more advanced material. Everyone that I've worked with at BDA has been wonderful!Luke on 4/27/2018 about Building Modern Websites with WordPress
Angela was super organized, with a online class modules that matched exactly what we were doing so there was no need to take notes during the class. It was great to concentrate on doing the steps and learning, and to know that I'll be able to refer to the notes for the next few months as I work on what we learned.Betty on 4/25/2018 about Building Modern Websites with WordPress
Angela was super organized, with a online class modules that matched exactly what we were doing, so there was no need to take notes during the class. It was great to concentrate on doing the steps and learning, and to know that I'll be able to refer to the notes for the next few months as I work on what we learned.Betty on 4/25/2018 about Building Modern Websites with WordPress
This was a great class. With so much to cover, I wish it was more than one day.James on 4/9/2018 about Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap Hands-On
Thanks to Brian, I now dream in code. I came in to this class knowing next to nothing about coding and not even really knowing that this was something I would enjoy so much. Brian is very engaging, extremely knowledgeable and completely delightful. I am so glad I took this class! Hugely helpful.Julie on 3/7/2018 about Web Design Certificate Program
Steve was helpful and informative. Having Steve there to explain where and what different camera settings and features do was very helpful.Paul on 2/25/2018 about Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction
As always Michael is an awesome instructor! We does a great job!Jeff on 2/7/2018 about Getting Started with Adobe After Effects
I loved that she used the students as real-time examples and was open to looking at our particular issues and use-cases.Emma on 2/1/2018 about Improving Your WordPress SEO
I have found your classes extremely valuable and look forward to taking more!Deborah on 1/23/2018 about Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop
Excellent orientation to de-mystify WordPress and get me started on this new adventure. I will definitely sign up for more classes, BDA is a wonderful resource with high quality instruction and affordable prices!Debbie on 1/19/2018 about WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog
The Adobe Premier Pro certificate class by Mike Scales was fantastic! I particularly appreciated Mike's patience leading the class through the tool and thoroughly explaining so many of the basics. It was a phenomenal opportunity to learn this core tool from a professional. I highly recommend the class!Julie on 1/14/2018 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
Angela is a wonderful instructor. She is engaging, patient and knows her material well ! I was very impressed and I look forward to taking another class with her.Lyn on 12/4/2017 about Building Modern Websites with WordPress
I am so absolutely thrilled to have a new functional website! Loved learning from Angela and her intern, Jill. The class moved rapidly but details were explained clearly and efficiently. Her teaching style worked for me! I’m equally thrilled that I now have a fundamental understanding of Wordpress and will be able to maintain my site as well. For the most part, I think I could do this again on my own! That feels like such an accomplishment after years of stressing and worrying about how to get a website accomplished. Never would it have been possible without Angela’s class.Shiere on 11/21/2017 about Build Your Arts Portfolio Using WordPress
Steve Gandy did a VERY nice job with this class and we had a lot of personal attention. He's knowledgeable on the subject matter and intentional about ensuring the students learn the key elements of the software and how to apply key concepts. He has a very effective teaching style and I found the class to be very useful.Christy on 11/20/2017 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
The course saved me a lot of time trying to figure out the program on my own. It also gave me the vocabulary I will need to learn more.Lisa on 10/5/2017 about Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro
I haven't been in a classroom in a long time. Dave Taylor was outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable, stayed on track, and was very engaging to listen to. I was very impressed.Rob on 9/28/2017 about Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
Josh was a great teacher! Very engaged and passionate about the subject as well as being organized and having a coherent class put together. Highly recommend this class.Gretchen on 9/16/2017 about Digital Project Management Certificate Program
Brian is awesome - so glad you brought him on board!Karoline on 9/5/2017 about Introduction to HTML
This was a very enjoyable and informative session and a privilege to take advantage of Bob's immense experience and knowledge.Gautam on 8/31/2017 about Learning the Business of Photography
Lisa's teaching style and structure seemed to make this the most generous, interactive and collaborative experience. During five Sundays, I think (and am sure everyone in the class would agree) that we felt like a mini UI / UX collaborative team. In part, this was because Lisa encouraged us to work on and get feedback on individual projects (such as creating a new App, updating a website, etc). I just loved this class, and highly respect Lisa's organized but warm and generously open teaching style.Jenn Paul on 8/12/2017 about UI/UX Design Certificate Program
This is my second class and it's been great! I feel like I've gotten my money's worth and then some with both classes. Your instructor makes what seemed pretty daunting and made it simple and easy.Danielle on 8/7/2017 about Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On
The instructor was amazing!Donald on 7/30/2017 about Video Lighting Hands-On Intensive
Bethany is a fantastic instructor! She is very knowledgeable, organized and professional. She treated everyone with respect and answered all questions. She gave extra time beyond the class period to help folks with individual Wordpress or website questions. I will definitely take another course from her. Also, BDA is conveniently located and had plenty of parking. I found the staff (I met Donna) helpful, pleasant, and professional. Nice, comfortable classroom setting. Snacks and coffee were a welcomed treat. Thanks BDA!Annie on 7/21/2017 about WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog
I really enjoyed this class and feel like I learned what I needed to learn without getting lost. As someone who has had to "self-train" on most software systems I need to use for work, it was nice to have a hands-on session away from the office so I could focus on learning.Kelly on 7/10/2017 about Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class
Brian was 5-Star, 5-Diamond and a big thumbs up. He is very passionate about making sure students understand the logic of the program so it stays in your head. Donna, the BDA manager, also made the entire experience delightful.Kera on 6/27/2017 about Understanding CSS
Josh was a great instructor!Cheryl on 6/16/2017 about Digital Project Management Certificate Program
This class was really valuable. Dave offered a behind-the-scenes look at how Google manages its searches. Great to understand some of SEO, and makes me want to learn more.Carah on 6/3/2017 about Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
This class was really valuable. Dave offered a behind-the-scenes look at how Google manages its searches. Great to understand some of SEO, and makes me want to learn more.Carah on 6/3/2017 about Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
Had a great time taking this course. I learned a lot of useful information. Matt is a great teacher and his knowledge of photography is nearly limitless. The studio practice, lightroom walkthrough, and field projects really helped reinforce the teaching in the classroom. Thanks Matt Davies and BDA!Matthew on 3/22/2017 about Digital Photography Certificate Program
Chris Brown (Landscape Photography) did an excellent job for us. He is an expert in his art and craft, engaging and passionate about the subject. The class was great. Just what I was looking for.Mark on 1/20/2017 about Landscape Photography
Great instructor and very valuable information and guided practice time. It was well worth the cost and spending of my Saturday.Beth on 1/7/2017 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Great instructor and I'm very satisfied with the help and knowledge I've gained from BDA!austin on 12/17/2016 about Camera Movement: Dollies, Sliders and Jibs
I really like the space where the class was held this weekend and the bright open area for working when class is on break. The instructor, Dave Taylor, was very knowledgeable. I took away at least a dozen new ideas and concepts as tools for Digital Marketing and that made the two day experience worthwhile.Christy on 12/7/2016 about Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive
Angela, thanks for the great, great experience of your WordPress theme development class. I have been struggling for a few years to bring all the pieces of WordPress development together into a working knowledge of WordPress. I certainly appreciated all the content and your generosity in sharing all of your resources. I had high expectations for this series of classes and you exceeded them at every step. I love that I can now call myself a WordPress developer! Thank you!Doug on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Angela’s class on how to customize themes with the JumpStart Framework has been the foundation for all of my website work since taking the class. Although I’d been making websites for years before taking the class, the tools I acquired gave me a leap forward. Angela is an engaging and patient teacher. She not only does a thorough job of teaching the class, but is extremely generous with her support after the class. I highly recommend this class, and Angela as a teacher.Eliana on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Angela’s WP Jumpstart class is so rich with content that I went back again this past year to review. Review? No way! I learned all new things that I am applying daily to my websites. Everything was perfectly layed out in an easy to follow program. The supplemental material has been super helpful. Don’t miss out on your chance to impact your business, your web design and your stress levels with Angela’s teaching.INGRID on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
As a graphic designer focusing on branding my clients were always asking me if I could develop the websites I designed. After I went to a javascript based full-stack web development bootcamp I felt a lot more comfortable navigating code and building websites and even web apps from scratch, but I still wasn’t confident in building sites for clients that they could update easily themselves. I wasn’t about to start offering a service that I didn’t feel completely comfortable with and that’s where Angela’s course came into play. Not only is WordPress a great solution for client sites, but I learned how to navigate a very robust theme framework that allows me to actually build the custom designs I create. Without guidance I would have been floundering around it for ages and not even be able to fully utilize it’s custom abilities, but with Angela’s instruction it was actually a really easy class for me. Angela went above and beyond her role as the instructor to really try to answer any question we had during the course. Thanks to her sage advice from being in the industry for years I am confident not only about building client websites but also about how to talk to clients as an expert in the industry, anticipate problems that may arise, and how to recognize and avoid time-sucking projects.Katherine on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
The jumpstart WordPress class by Angela Bowman is a fantastic resource for professionals that want to keep their skill up to date in the ever changing sea of WordPress. Angela is a highly informed, dedicated and determined teacher. I really like the detailed notes that she provides on her website, so you can always go back and reference the lessons in the future. I would highly recommend this class.Homa on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
It was a great experience! The teacher was able to provide technical information and real-world experiences. The attendees of the class were of all levels, and with that said, the teacher was able to accommodate everyone's needs. I will be attending more classes, especially if Angela Bowman is teaching.kimberly on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
This class gave me a quantum leap into the world of WordPress customization. I am so much improved at my customization skills now then when I began, and it feels so good. Angela provides a wealth of information and I often refer to her online documentation that is, as well, filled with useful snippets and wise counsel. If you are curious about how you might find your WordPress niche and gain experience with a flexible WordPress theme, ‘WPJumpstart with Angela Bowman’ is for you!Zoe on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
I can’t recommend Angela’s class(es) highly enough. She knows her stuff and, more uncommon, she knows how to teach. She works hard to stay up-to-date and she’s amazingly generous with her time. She’s honest about what she does not know (that’s very little btw), and if you have a question she can’t answer you can be sure she’ll get back to you with an answer before you’ve given it another thought. Sign up, open up, put in your time, and you’ll learn.michael on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
As a science illustrator new to website development, I was leery about keeping up in Angela Bowman's advanced JumpStart theme customization class. How surprised was I?! It was exciting to go these classes packed with information, resources, and sense of camaraderie inspired by Angela as an outstanding teacher. Not only was Angela a gifted and deeply knowledgeable teacher, but she also was able to create a sense of community between us as students. This, in turn, helped all of us to learn, despite our wide-ranging levels of experience. I ended up accomplishing my goal. As a fledgling website designer, I gained a solid "under-the-hood" understanding of website development, with all its byzantine online complexities. In fact, the class was so valuable that I'll be taking it again to move up a notch or two in my skill level! Thank you, Angela!Jenn Paul on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Lowel is great! You can tell he is really passionate about what he does so it was really fun to learn from him.Kate on 11/16/2016 about Video Lighting Hands-On Intensive
I just completed BDA's Digital Photography Certificate program and enjoyed my experience immensely. Over five days, I studied lighting, composition, editing, and business. I know we only scratched the surface but I feel like I got exactly what I signed up for. I hope BDA will offer an advanced course so I can further develop my new skills. Thank you!Rebecca on 10/24/2016 about Digital Photography Certificate Program
I haven't been in a classroom in a long time. Dave Taylor was outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable, stayed on track, and was very engaging to listen to. I was very impressed.Rob on 9/28/2016 about Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
This class was outstanding! I had high expectations coming into the class and Lowell far exceeded those expectations. I came away with more knowledge than I could have imagined. Lowell is extremely knowledgeable and a natural teacher. He was great about answering each and every one of our questions and provided invaluable equipment recommendations. Thanks for an excellent week!Mark on 9/28/2016 about Video Production Certificate Program
Doug Wray is incredibly insightful and knowledgeable. With his years of experience in the web development field, he was able to answer all the questions asked in class, and had a great way of connecting the dots for us.Rob on 7/26/2016 about Web Development Fundamentals
The class was very well organized. Steve covered a lot of information with us in a very engaging way. The material was well presented and easy to grasp. The class was extremely helpfulKathi on 7/24/2016 about Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction
Outstanding class. Steve Gandy is a great presenter and organized. Got a really strong foundation for using Lightroom.Craig on 7/19/2016 about Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
Justin is extremely well organized, thorough and clear in presenting his expertise. Excellent!Doug on 7/6/2016 about Getting Started with Google Analytics
As an instructor Mike Scalisi is invaluable! He presents the content of Adobe Premiere Pro in a clear and focused manner. Mike provides the right amount of time to work with and absorb the different aspects of Premiere.chris on 7/4/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
I learned in one day what I've been working on for the last several months.Patty on 6/27/2016 about Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Hands-On
Michael Chavez is one of the best instructors I have had!Fabricio on 6/1/2016 about Adobe Illustrator Hands-On
The level of education combined with the reasonable tuition and flexible schedule, is unlike any other program I've come across. For those like me, it's just too difficult to think about going back to school even part-time. I love what you guys do at BDA!Stephanie on 5/16/2016 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
There was very valuable information shared in this class. I learned a lot and was given resources to continue the process on my own.Ali on 5/9/2016 about Improving Your WordPress SEO
Brendon was an engaging, a patient teacher, and very thorough. I was pleased that he considered the needs of his students which enabled us to dive in deeper on some of the topics of interest. He made a long day whiz by. It was informative and enjoyable with lots of tips that I will start using immediately to significantly reduce my time editing.Karen on 5/9/2016 about Final Cut Pro X Hands-On
I thought that this training was fantastic. It really helped me understand Premiere Pro and allowed me to figure out where I can troubleshoot and work through some of the major issues I was experiencing with projects. I think this is going to really change how I work in Premiere and will help me excel at my current job and any other positions I hold in the future.Victoria on 5/2/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On
Great class! Not only does Mike cover the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro but also includes how to tackle the task of arranging and organizing media. It's one thing to know the basics of this program, but it's priceless to understand how a professional editor works to get the job done. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to dive into the editing world with Premiere Pro. I will be signing up for the advanced class soon! Thanks Mike!!Blair on 4/28/2016 about Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro
I must compliment BDA on their great snack and drink selection! Aside from that, I was very impressed with Rich Clarkson and with BDA for getting a speaker of his caliber. While photography isn't my focus, it was great seeing the photography community able to connect with each other in a nice space to meet a legend in their field.Tina on 4/22/2016 about FREE Spring Digital Salon: 60 Years of Sports Photography with Rich Clarkson
Doug was great! He is passionate about what he does and wants to make sure his students understand what he is teaching. He is funny and engaging.Laura on 4/8/2016 about Web Development Fundamentals
"I am very impressed with Mike Scalisi as a teacher. He was very informative with the right mix of lecture and hands-on training. In addition, he was very patient and encouraged questions, which helped me get the most out of the class. I would definitely take another class from him in the future."Megan on 3/28/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
"Angela is a great instructor with an incredible depth of experience. She is very helpful and works very hard at helping the students to be successful."Scott on 3/26/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
"I am extremely happy that this class was available and will most definitely use what I learned."Toni on 3/26/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
Bethany packs so much information into her classes and handouts! I took the two-afternoon WordPress class as well. She makes a point of finding out what each person is trying to get out of the class, and adjusting her instruction to address people's needs.Lisa on 3/22/2016 about Effective Email Newsletters: How to Get and Keep Customers/Clients
Great class! I enjoyed meeting the instructor, Bethany, and having the chance to learn from her years of experience in the digital marketing industry. I didn't think the class was too rudimentary and I was especially pleased that Bethany shared so many take-home resources with us! I can say with certainty that her class is going to help me improve my company's email marketing. Class size was small and felt very personal. Bethany facilitated some conversation among the class and I enjoyed getting to know some of my other classmates and hear why they were there.Tina on 3/21/2016 about Effective Email Newsletters: How to Get and Keep Customers/Clients
"Angela is an incredibly organized and knowledgeable teacher. This was hands down the most useful/worthwhile course I have taken at BDA. I'm truly sad it's over."Ali on 3/16/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Angela is a great instructor with an incredible depth of experience. She is very helpful and works very hard at helping the students to be successful.Scott on 3/16/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
"The instructor was excellent. She answered all of my questions."Leticia on 3/2/2016 about Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers
Dave Taylor is an excellent and engaging instructor. He packs his classes with information and keeps the session moving.Lance on 2/29/2016 about Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive
"Dave Taylor is an excellent and engaging instructor. He packs his classes with information and keeps the session moving."Lance on 2/29/2016 about Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive
The material presented by Betty Taylor was super approachable and she was able to teach and share her expertise without pretension. If people had questions or got lost, she never got flustered. Great class, great instructor.Laura on 2/23/2016 about Adobe InDesign Hands-On
I thoroughly enjoyed the overall class. The program, teacher, and BDA went well above my expectations. The class was so engaging, interesting and very comfortable. It was exciting to be in an environment with an incredible teacher as well as other students that not only help with what you are learning, but also motivate you.Laura on 2/15/2016 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
"The program, teacher, and BDA went well above my expectations. The class was so engaging, interesting and very comfortable. It was exciting to be in an environment with an incredible teacher as well as other students that not only help with what you are learning, but also motivate you."Laura on 2/15/2016 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
"Mike did a really great job teaching this class. I like his teaching style. He uses a nice mix of lecture style and hands on activities. I really learned a lot in a one day class."Ryan on 2/10/2016 about Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class
"Angela was fantastic!"Maris on 1/22/2016 about Improving Your WordPress SEO
Angela was fantastic! She kept my interest on a subject that could have been very dry.Maris on 1/22/2016 about Improving Your WordPress SEO

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