Based in the technology mecca of Boulder, Colorado, we leverage 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 industry professionals who have deep knowledge and real-world experience and insights in the subjects they teach.
We Believe in the Unique Value of In-Person Learning
Attending a class in person allows our participants to be completely focused on learning, a rare environment in today's busy world. It also furthers our goal of empowering the creative and entrepreneurial community by bringing people together in the real world to create opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and simply meeting like-minded people.
A Modern Alternative for Learning Practical Skills Quickly
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!
We recognize that everyone's learning style is different and that some people need a more hands-on approach than others so we offer our training via the following three different types:
BDA's high-impact yet affordable classes include 3-hour workshops, all-day classes, and intensive certificate programs. All classes are taught by experts and focus on practical skills you can use right away.
High quality recordings of select BDA workshops available for immediate streaming or download for those who can't make our in-person classes. Learn from our world-class instructors wherever you are!
Private Training & Consulting
Our world-class consultants can provide affordable customized training or consulting in all things digital from strategy and marketing to creative execution from video production to mobile app development - all tailored to your specific needs.
Why Choose Boulder Digital Arts
Proven Track Record
Boulder Digital Arts has a proven track record of providing top-quality training for digital professionals for over fifteen years. We've helped thousands of people just like you!
Learn Practical Skills Quickly
Our classes & workshops 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 creative, tech and startup rich community 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. We invite you to come in for a tour!
No Academic Red Tape
As a professional resource organization, we don't have to be difficult like a school. 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 classes & workshops affordable as part of our mission of empowering creative professionals with training and resources.
Simple, No-Interest Payment Plans
Anyone can take advantage of our super simple, no-interest payment plans for any class or bundle of classes over $400. Learn more about our financial aid options.
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." Catherine McCormack
"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).
One or two-day hands-on classes that are designed for students to follow along with the instructor using either their own computer or a BDA-provided Apple desktop computer (small extra charge), or depending on the class, video production or digital photography equipment. For maximum impact and the best student experience, all hands-on classes are limited to ten participants. Hands-On Classes are usually held during the day from 9am - 5pm. Our Hands-On Classes are the perfect way to gain extensive knowledge!
BDA's Certificate Programs provide participants with a wide range of knowledge and skills within a particular discipline. They emphasize practical knowledge and skills with a project-based learning approach that combines engaging lectures with hands-on practice. Every Certificate Program has a clear and concise outcome for students and is designed to provide maximum value in a relatively short period of time. A certificate of completion is included for every participant. Learn more.
Since there are times when you can't attend one of our classes in-person, many BDA classes have been professionally recorded with a live video switcher and multiple cameras - these full-length videos are available for both streaming AND downloading!!
Private and Group Training & Consulting
Boulder Digital Arts provides customized training, professional development, and consulting across all digital disciplines with our team of experienced industry experts. Whether you need to get new employees to get up to speed quickly, assist your staff transition from one software tool to another, or benefit from the deep technology and creative insight of our experts, BDA has you covered, whether it's for one person or the whole office.
If You're Coming From Out Of Town
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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