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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Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

July 24, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Location: Denver

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...)

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

July 24, 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...)

Marketing with Social Media

Marketing with Social Media

July 24, 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...)

After Effects Hands-On

After Effects Hands-On

July 26, 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...)

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

July 29, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

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...)

Writing for Websites

Writing for Websites

July 30, 2014

Instructor: Mike Connolly

Location: Boulder

Description: In this Workshop, learn how to write text for a website that attracts qualified visitors and converts them into lifelong customers. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

July 30, 2014

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Location: Denver

Description: Motion graphics and special effects can bring your video projects to the next level. (more...)

Getting Started with Google Analytics

Getting Started with Google Analytics

July 31, 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...)

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

August 01, 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...)

Video Lighting 101

Video Lighting 101

August 02, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: Good lighting is the key to professional-looking videos. (more...)

Video Lighting 202

Video Lighting 202

August 02, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: This class picks up where Video Lighting 101 leaves off. (more...)

Web Design In-Depth Intensive

Web Design In-Depth Intensive

August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Location: Boulder

Description: In this accelerated certificate program, 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...)

Getting Started with SketchUp and Layout

Getting Started with SketchUp and Layout

August 05, 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...)

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

August 06, 2014

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Denver

Description: Ready to edit like a pro? (more...)

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

August 07, 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...)

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On

August 09, 2014

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Boulder

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

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

August 12, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

Location: Denver

Description: If you want to enhance your photos and create fantastic designs with Adobe Photoshop, start here! (more...)

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

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

August 12, 2014 - August 14, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

Location: Denver

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...)

Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction

Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction

August 13, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

Location: Boulder

Description: Learn the basics of using a digital camera at home, at work, or traveling, whether you have a point-and-shoot with some features or a fancy new DSLR. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

August 14, 2014

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Boulder

Description: Ready to edit like a pro? (more...)

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On

August 16, 2014

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Denver

Description: Create crisp, stunning vector graphics like a seasoned professional with Adobe Illustrator , a must-have for your graphic design toolkit! (more...)

Adobe Lightroom Hands-On

Adobe Lightroom Hands-On

August 16, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

Location: Boulder

Description: Do you wish you had a firm grip on straightforward, powerful ways to process your digital photos so they look their best? (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

August 18, 2014

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...)

Video Production In-Depth Intensive

Video Production In-Depth Intensive

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Boulder

Description: In this one-week certificate program you will learn how to produce professional quality video using state-of-the-art equipment including cameras, audio and lighting gear. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

August 19, 2014

Instructor: Kevin Menzie

Location: Boulder

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

Studio Lighting for Photography

Studio Lighting for Photography

August 20, 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...)

Final Cut Pro X Hands-On

Final Cut Pro X Hands-On

August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

Location: Boulder

Description: It's time to stop dabbling and to start using Final Cut Pro X like a professional. (more...)

Basics of Blogging

Basics of Blogging

August 25, 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...)

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 2

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 2

August 25, 2014

Instructor: Edward Popovitz

Location: Denver

Description: Take your InDesign skills to the next level with this industry standard program for print design and page layout. (more...)

Search Engine Optimization Hands-On

Search Engine Optimization Hands-On

August 26, 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...)

Understanding CSS

Understanding CSS

August 26, 2014 - August 28, 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...)

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

August 28, 2014

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...)

Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

September 02, 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...)

Producing the Documentary

Producing the Documentary

September 03, 2014

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

Instructor: Abigail Wright

Location: Boulder

Description: If the challenge and reward of documentary filmmaking excites you, but you don't know where to start, this workshop will give you a guide to the whole process! (more...)

Advanced Design With Google SketchUp Pro

Advanced Design With Google SketchUp Pro

September 04, 2014

Instructor: Tyler Barnard

Location: Boulder

Description: Stop dabbling in Sketchup and learn to become a Sketchup PRO! (more...)

Creating Responsive WordPress Websites Hands-On

Creating Responsive WordPress Websites Hands-On

September 06, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: In this full-day course, you'll learn how to install and work with the robust, end-user features of the WP Jump Start WordPress theme , including: The Layout Builder that allows you to build custom layouts with sliders, columns, grids, slogans, and more Custom Widget Areas, so you can set different sidebars for different parts of the site Image/video sliders, including Nivo slider, Woo FlexSlider, and Carousel 3D slider Dozens of shortcodes you can use for all of (more...)

Getting Started with Javascript

Getting Started with Javascript

September 08, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Location: Boulder

Description: Learning Javascript enables you to create enhanced user interfaces and dynamic, interactive websites. (more...)

UI/UX Design In-Depth Intensive

UI/UX Design In-Depth Intensive

September 08, 2014 - September 12, 2014

Instructor: Drini Leka

Location: Boulder

Description: In this accelerated certificate program, you will gain real-world skills and knowledge to be able to design and develop world class User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designs. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

September 08, 2014

Instructor: Kevin Menzie

Location: Denver

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

Video Camera Basics

Video Camera Basics

September 09, 2014

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

Location: Boulder

Description: This exciting workshop will help you get the most out of your video camera. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

September 10, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

Location: Boulder

Description: If you want to enhance your photos and create fantastic designs with Adobe Photoshop, start here! (more...)

Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML

September 11, 2014

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...)

Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On

Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On

September 13, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

Location: Boulder

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

Branding Basics

Branding Basics

September 15, 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...)

Creating Responsive WordPress Themes In-Depth Intensive

Creating Responsive WordPress Themes In-Depth Intensive

September 15, 2014 - October 20, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Location: Boulder

Description: In this accelerated certificate program 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...)

Digital Marketing and Social Media In-Depth Intensive

Digital Marketing and Social Media In-Depth Intensive

September 16, 2014 - October 02, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

Description: In this one week certificate program you will learn about search engine optimization, managing advertising campaigns and social media marketing techniques. (more...)

Basics of Blogging

Basics of Blogging

September 16, 2014

Instructor: Beth Hayden

Location: Denver

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...)

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

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

September 17, 2014 - September 19, 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...)

Marketing with Social Media

Marketing with Social Media

September 17, 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 InDesign, Part 1

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

September 19, 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...)

Adobe InDesign Hands-On

Adobe InDesign Hands-On

September 20, 2014

Instructor: Betty Taylor

Location: Denver

Description: Learn the skills and knowledge to produce page layouts like a pro! (more...)

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

September 23, 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...)

Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom

Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom

September 23, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

Location: Boulder

Description: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom enables you to import, organize, process, and output your photos all from within a single application. (more...)

Marketing with Google AdWords

Marketing with Google AdWords

September 25, 2014

Instructor: Justin Rosenthal

Location: Boulder

Description: Whether your budget is $10 or $10 million, you can advertise your business on Google. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 2

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 2

September 26, 2014

Instructor: Edward Popovitz

Location: Boulder

Description: Take your InDesign skills to the next level with this industry standard program for print design and page layout. (more...)

Adobe InDesign Hands-On

Adobe InDesign Hands-On

September 27, 2014

Instructor: Betty Taylor

Location: Boulder

Description: Learn the skills and knowledge to produce page layouts like a pro! (more...)

Getting Started with Google Analytics

Getting Started with Google Analytics

September 29, 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...)

Advanced Blogging Skills - Boost Your Blog to the Next Level

Advanced Blogging Skills - Boost Your Blog to the Next Level

October 01, 2014

Instructor: Beth Hayden

Location: Boulder

Description: If you're already blogging, and want to build traffic, write better content, and integrate social media into your blog, this workshop is for you. (more...)

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

October 01, 2014

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...)

Mobile & Responsive Website Development Hands-On

Mobile & Responsive Website Development Hands-On

October 04, 2014

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...)

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

October 04, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: One of the best ways to add production value to your videos is to utilize controlled camera movement. (more...)

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

October 07, 2014

Instructor: Chris Brown

Location: Boulder

Description: This 3-hour class is a comprehensive presentation that will cover all the essentials necessary to capture incredible landscape photographs. (more...)

Aesthetics of Editing

Aesthetics of Editing

October 08, 2014

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

Location: Boulder

Description: If you're wondering what footage to leave in and what to cut, think beyond the keyboard shortcut and explore the artistic side of video editing! (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

October 09, 2014

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Location: Boulder

Description: Ready to edit like a pro? (more...)

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

October 11, 2014

Instructor: Wes Price

Location: Boulder

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

Video Lighting 202

Video Lighting 202

October 11, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: This class picks up where Video Lighting 101 leaves off. (more...)

Video Lighting 101

Video Lighting 101

October 11, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Location: Production Studio

Description: Good lighting is the key to professional-looking videos. (more...)

Ruby On Rails Hands-On

Ruby On Rails Hands-On

October 12, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Instructor: David Aragon

Location: Boulder

Description: We've left the era of web pages and are now squarely in the age of web applications. (more...)

Branding Basics

Branding Basics

October 13, 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...)

Video Post-Production In-Depth Intensive

Video Post-Production In-Depth Intensive

October 13, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

Location: Boulder

Description: In this one week certificate program you will learn storytelling techniques, how to edit video in Final Cut Pro, how to create exciting motion graphics, and master your productions to tape, DVD and the web. (more...)

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

Facebook Marketing Hands-On

October 14, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Location: Boulder

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 Adobe Photoshop Elements

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

October 15, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

Location: Boulder

Description: Adobe's Photoshop Elements is tailor-made for non-professional photographers who need a capable but affordable photo editing and management application. (more...)

The Power of Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

The Power of Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

October 16, 2014

Instructor: Dana Romanoff

Location: Boulder

Description: Nonprofits must communicate some of the most important stories of our time, and video is one of the most powerful tools available. (more...)

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

October 20, 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

October 21, 2014 - October 23, 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...)

Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

October 22, 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...)

Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction

Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction

October 24, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

Location: Boulder

Description: Learn the basics of using a digital camera at home, at work, or traveling, whether you have a point-and-shoot with some features or a fancy new DSLR. (more...)

After Effects Hands-On

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...)

Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

October 27, 2014

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Location: Boulder

Description: Motion graphics and special effects can bring your video projects to the next level. (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 accelerated certificate program, 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...)

Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

October 29, 2014

Instructor: Abigail Wright

Location: Boulder

Description: How to save your film, your sanity, and - quite possibly - your home. (more...)


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