Transitions Certificate Programs From $999
Boulder Digital Arts Transitions 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 programs emphasize practical knowledge and skills over academics using a project-based learning approach that combines engaging lectures with hands-on practice. Every Transitions program has a clear and concise learning outcome for students. Finally, most programs are limited to only 8 students so that the instructor can engage with every student.
In this accelerated certificate program you will learn how to design a simple website including preparing the user interface design in Photoshop, building standards compliant pages using HTML, CSS and Adobe Dreamweaver. These skills will enable you to create basic professional websites. Details and upcoming dates!
In this accelerated certificate program you will learn how to develop sophisticated web applications using the open-source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) technologies as well as the essentials of web security and server management. These skills will enable you to create professional websites with advanced features. Details and upcoming dates!
In this accelerated certificate program you will learn how to produce professional quality video using state-of-the-art equipment including cameras, audio and lighting gear. This class will give you all the necessary skills to be a videographer in a professional environment. Details and upcoming dates!
In this accelerated 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. You will gain the skills necessary to edit video professionally. Details and upcoming dates!
In this accelerated certificate program you will learn how to operate a professional digital SLR camera, how to create an efficient digital workflow, perform basic photo editing in Photoshop and color management techniques for the highest quality output. These skills will enable you to shoot professional digital photos. Details and upcoming dates!
In this accelerated 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 professional skills necessary to increase valuable traffic and build bigger online audiences. Details and upcoming dates!
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. 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 creative professionals for over seven years.
Learn Practical Skills Quickly
Our programs 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.
Boulder Digital Arts training takes place in our comfortable, state-of-the-art classroom with high-definition projection and up-to-date hardware and software.
No Red Tape
Sign up online in minutes with no admissions or complicated bureaucracy 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 programs affordable as part of our mission of empowering creative professionals with training and resources.
Many programs include mentoring with professionals in the industry outside of class which provides students a broader perspective and extra time to get questions answered.
If you're coming in 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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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."
"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!"
Plan for Success
Our certificate programs are offered in two formats to accommodate the busy schedules of our students; weekdays for one full week (Monday through Friday), or multiple evenings for several weeks.
Boulder Digital Arts supplies a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer for each student loaded with all the necessary software and class materials. However, we encourage you to use your own portable 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. Also, our computers may not be available during the mentoring lab hours.
As part of our concierge service for Transitions 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 many local hotels and service providers for our Transitions customers.