Upcoming Classes & Workshops

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 programs 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.

This page lists our upcoming in-person training programs (currently scheduled). You can also view all our programs by discipline (including those not currently scheduled).

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.

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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.

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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.

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Basics of Blogging

Basics of Blogging

April 21, 2014

Instructor: Beth Hayden

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 Photoshop Elements

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

April 22, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

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

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

April 23, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

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...)

Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

April 24, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

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...)

Facebook Marketing Hands-On Workshop

Facebook Marketing Hands-On Workshop

April 24, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

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...)

After Effects Hands-On Intensive

After Effects Hands-On Intensive

April 26, 2014

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Description: If you're looking to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space then this is the tool for you. (more...)

Web Design Transitions Certificate Program

Web Design Transitions Certificate Program

April 28, 2014 - May 02, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

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

April 28, 2014

Instructor: Tyler Barnard

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...)

Digital Marketing and Social Media Transitions Certificate Program

Digital Marketing and Social Media Transitions Certificate Program

April 29, 2014 - May 15, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

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

Introduction to DSLR Video

Introduction to DSLR Video

April 29, 2014

Instructor: Brian Brown

Description: Shooting video with a DSLR camera is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create high-quality video. (more...)

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

April 30, 2014

Instructor: Stephen Collector

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 Javascript

Getting Started with Javascript

May 01, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

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

Adobe Dreamweaver Hands-On Intensive

Adobe Dreamweaver Hands-On Intensive

May 03, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

Description: If you want a solid start in web design with a visual editor, this Adobe Dreamweaver class emphasizes best practices and understanding the code behind the scenes. (more...)

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

May 05, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Description: Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most powerful - and least expensive - targeted marketing methods available. (more...)

SEO Hands-On Intensive

SEO Hands-On Intensive

May 06, 2014

Instructor: Dave Taylor

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...)

Intermediate DSLR Video Hands-On

Intermediate DSLR Video Hands-On

May 08, 2014

Instructor: Brian Brown

Description: Unless you've been under the proverbial rock for the last few years, you've heard that video-capable DSLRs are creating a firestorm in the film and broadcasting communities for their ability to shoot footage similar to that of 35mm motion-picture film. (more...)

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On Intensive

Adobe Photoshop Hands-On Intensive

May 10, 2014

Instructor: Wes Price

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

Understanding CSS

Understanding CSS

May 12, 2014 - May 14, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

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...)

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

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

May 13, 2014 - May 15, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

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

May 14, 2014

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

Instructor: Dave Taylor

Description: Social media is just as important as advertising and public relations, if not more so, for many organizations. (more...)

Advanced Blogging Skills - Boost Your Blog to the Next Level

Advanced Blogging Skills - Boost Your Blog to the Next Level

May 16, 2014

Instructor: Beth Hayden

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...)

Final Cut Pro X Hands-On Intensive

Final Cut Pro X Hands-On Intensive

May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

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

Video Production Transitions Certificate Program

Video Production Transitions Certificate Program

May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

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 Google Analytics

Getting Started with Google Analytics

May 19, 2014

Instructor: Tara Dunn

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...)

Getting Started with Amazon Web Services

Getting Started with Amazon Web Services

May 20, 2014

Instructor: To Be Determined

Description: Cloud computing offers massive benefits over "traditional" hosting or web services that range from scalability to lower costs and enhanced performance/speed. (more...)

Advanced Design With Google Sketchup Pro

Advanced Design With Google Sketchup Pro

May 27, 2014

Instructor: Tyler Barnard

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

Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

May 28, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

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...)

Video Camera Basics

Video Camera Basics

May 29, 2014

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

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

Adobe InDesign Hands-On Intensive

Adobe InDesign Hands-On Intensive

May 31, 2014

Instructor: Betty Taylor

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

UI/UX Design Transitions Certificate Program

UI/UX Design Transitions Certificate Program

June 02, 2014 - June 06, 2014

Instructor: Drini Leka

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...)

UI/UX Design Transitions Certificate Program

UI/UX Design Transitions Certificate Program

June 02, 2014 - June 06, 2014

Instructor: Drini Leka

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...)

Web Design Transitions Certificate Program

Web Design Transitions Certificate Program

June 02, 2014 - July 02, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

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...)

Search Engine Optimize Your WordPress Content

Search Engine Optimize Your WordPress Content

June 03, 2014

Instructor: Angela Bowman

Description: Learn how to use SEO plugins to optimize your WordPress site's post and page content and maximize your content's visibility on the web. (more...)

Branding Basics

Branding Basics

June 05, 2014

Instructor: Gia Medeiros

Description: You may build a thousand websites or design a thousand logos but never truly create a brand. (more...)

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On Intensive

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On Intensive

June 07, 2014

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

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

Introduction to HTML 5

Introduction to HTML 5

June 10, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

Description: If you're a web developer interested in trying out the new features in HTML 5, this is a great way to jump in the pool with a lifeguard on duty. (more...)

Marketing with Google AdWords

Marketing with Google AdWords

June 11, 2014

Instructor: Justin Rosenthal

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

Getting Started with Javascript

Getting Started with Javascript

June 12, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

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

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1

June 13, 2014

Instructor: Edward Popovitz

Description: Design brochures, newsletters, catalogs, books, and other multi-page documents with this industry standard page layout program. (more...)

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

June 13, 2014

Instructor: Chris Brown

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

Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap Hands-On Intensive

Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap Hands-On Intensive

June 14, 2014

Instructor: Brian Shaffer

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...)

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

June 17, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

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 Adobe InDesign, Part 2

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 2

June 18, 2014

Instructor: Edward Popovitz

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

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

How to Run a Successful E-Mail Marketing Campaign

June 18, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

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...)

A Practical Introduction to UX Design

A Practical Introduction to UX Design

June 19, 2014

Instructor: Brian Baker

Description: This three-hour workshop will introduce you to the key concepts of user experience design (UXD) through a fun and highly experiential set of exercises. (more...)

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

June 21, 2014

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

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

Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction

Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction

June 21, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

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...)

Ruby On Rails Hands-On Intensive

Ruby On Rails Hands-On Intensive

June 22, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Instructor: David Aragon

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

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

June 24, 2014

Instructor: Kevin Menzie

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

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

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

June 25, 2014 - June 27, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

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...)

Studio Lighting for Photography

Studio Lighting for Photography

June 26, 2014

Instructor: Stephen Collector

Description: This workshop will be a one-stop-shop for learning how to use basic studio lighting for most photography needs. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

June 26, 2014

Instructor: Steve Gandy

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

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

July 01, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

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

Web Fundamentals

Web Fundamentals

July 07, 2014

Instructor: Douglas Wray

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...)

Introduction to DSLR Video

Introduction to DSLR Video

July 08, 2014

Instructor: Brian Brown

Description: Shooting video with a DSLR camera is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create high-quality video. (more...)

Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML

July 09, 2014

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

Instructor: Douglas Wray

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...)

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

July 10, 2014

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

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...)

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On Intensive

Adobe Illustrator Hands-On Intensive

July 12, 2014

Instructor: Wes Price

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

Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On Intensive, 2-Part

Adobe Photoshop For Photographers Hands-On Intensive, 2-Part

July 15, 2014 - July 17, 2014

Instructor: Jan Kabili

Description: This popular workshop has been asked for so much that it's now available as a two-part evening class! (more...)

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

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

July 16, 2014 - July 18, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Siegler

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...)