Boulder Digital Arts Certificate Programs provide maximum training value in an accelerated format and are taught by talented working professionals who will teach you today's best tools, technology and techniques.

These Certificate Programs emphasize practical knowledge and skills over academics using a project-based learning approach that combines engaging lectures with hands-on practice. Every Certificate Program program has a clear and concise learning outcome and each participant receives a certificate of completion. Finally, most programs are limited to only 10 participants so that the instructor can engage with every participant.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs. Learn more about these programs.

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!

In-Depth, One-Week Certificate Programs in Film, Video, Web Development, Web Design, Web Marketing and Photography from Boulder Digital Arts

Our Certificate Programs

Graphic Design Certificate Program

Graphic Design Certificate Program

In this Certificate Program you will get an in-depth introduction to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and InDesign and the universal threads that weave between them when used for graphic design. In addition to learning these industry standard tools, you'll also learn about core design theory, best practices and processes commonly used when addressing different graphic design projects. Along the way you'll be working on real-world design projects and leave the program with a small portfolio of work.   Details and upcoming dates!

Digital Photography Certificate Program

Digital Photography Certificate Program

In this Certificate Program you will be introduced to the art, science and business of photography to help prepare you to be a professional photographer. We will cover many disciplines of photography, learning both universal concepts and specific techniques. From the creative power of exposure and composition to the nuance of identifying and modifying both natural and artificial lighting from understanding how to enhance photos in Lightroom to building an effective digital workflow and finally an introduction to the business concepts that will separate you from the rest.   Details and upcoming dates!

Digital Project Management Certificate Program

Digital Project Management Certificate Program

In this certificate program, you will gain real-world skills and knowledge to be able to manage world class digital projects such as websites and mobile applications. This class will cover the processes to build digital application with a heavy focus on the deliverables and disciplines needed to bring a digital vision into reality.   Details and upcoming dates!

Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Certificate Program

Adobe After Effects Motion Graphics Certificate Program

In this Certificate Program you will learn to master Adobe After Effects CC and create visually stunning motion graphics. We’ll cover animation, masking, compositing, and effects. Add depth to your work as we cover After Effect’s 3D capabilities as well as many other tools and techniques packed into the powerful program.   Details and upcoming dates!

Drone Videography Certificate Intensive

Drone Videography Certificate Intensive

This two-day Certificate Intensive is designed to give you the knowledge and practical experience necessary to capture professional-quality aerial video with a DJI-brand drone.   Details and upcoming dates!

Cyber Security Certificate Intensive

Cyber Security Certificate Intensive

This certificate intensive program is an opportunity for professionals and business owners to learn about key aspects of managing cyber security risks. The course teaches ways in which companies are getting hacked, along with guidance for developing a holistic cyber security program to defend against the attackers. From penetration testing to social engineering to program development you'll learn the latest and most relevant information to help understand and address the ever-changing cyber security threat landscape.   Details and upcoming dates!

Web Design Certificate Program

Web Design Certificate Program

In this Certificate Program you will learn how to design and build a "responsive" website from scratch using Bootstrap CSS and HTML/HTML5 including preparing the user interface design in Photoshop, building standards compliant pages and publishing to a web server.   Details and upcoming dates!

Video Production Certificate Program

Video Production Certificate Program

In this In-Depth Intensive you will learn how to produce professional quality video using state-of-the-art equipment including cameras, audio and lighting gear.   Details and upcoming dates!

Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program

Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program

In this Certificate Program you will learn storytelling techniques, how to professionally edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, workflow and polishing techniques. We'll go from raw footage to finished product.   Details and upcoming dates!

UI/UX Design Certificate Program

UI/UX Design Certificate Program

In this certificate program, you will gain real-world skills and knowledge in all the key areas of UI/UX design. This class will cover both web and mobile interfaces, with an emphasis on UI/UX design principles and best practices, user research, wireframing and usability testing.   Details and upcoming dates!

Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive

Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive

In this Certificate Program you will learn about search engine optimization, managing pay-for-placement advertising campaigns (including Google AdWords) and social media marketing techniques. You will gain the skills necessary to increase valuable traffic and build bigger online audiences.   Details and upcoming dates!

WordPress Web Development Certificate Program

WordPress Web Development Certificate Program

In this In-Depth Intensive 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.   Details and upcoming dates!

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 ten 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 tech mecca 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.

Modern Facilities

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.

Great Value

We have always strived to keep our classes & workshops affordable as part of our mission of empowering creative professionals with training and resources.

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!

If you'd like to arrange lodging during your stay, BDA has arranged discounts at several hotels located very close to our training facility. 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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World-Class Digital Education in Boulder, Colorado

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! Mike Scalisi, Editor, The Cove

Plan for Success

Our Certificate Programs are offered in a variety of formats to accommodate the busy schedules of our participants including weekend intensives, a weekday format (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) for one full week, a weekend format (five consecutive weekend days) and a evening format taking place over the course of multiple evenings for several weeks.

For some programs, you'll need to bring your own computer loaded with the appropriate software and in other cases Boulder Digital Arts supplies a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer. However, we always recommend that you bring own computer during the classes so that you get familiar with your own particular environment. Using your own computer also allows you to experiment and self-learn in the evenings while the training is fresh in your mind.

As part of our concierge service for Certificate Program customers we will follow-up with you after your registration to answer any questions you might have and confirm all the details. We are also happy to help arrange accommodations, transportation or other logistical needs. Boulder Digital Arts has negotiated discounted rates at several local hotels and service providers for our customers.

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