Boulder Digital Arts
For over ten years, BDA has a proven track record of providing high-impact, low-cost training for creative professionals and entrepreneurs. Our community-powered, in-person classes & workshops are focused on practical skills and taught by industry professionals; in addition, we offer a wide variety of social and networking events, coworking and private offices, a professional directory, a membership program, and much more. Whether you work in film, technology, design, photography, or business, we seek to empower your creative process with resources, education, community and collaboration.
BDA is not a school! We are here to help you learn specific new skills quickly throughout your career or creative process – learn 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!
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 training. 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.
Android, Design Principles, Digital Marketing, Game Design, HTML, Ruby on Rails, UI Design, UX Design
Boulder Digital Arts Courses & Classes
In this In-Depth Intensive you will learn how to develop cutting-edge mobile apps for the Android platform. You’ll be introduced to the Android development environment and its SDK (software development kit), the Java programming language, the process of building apps and how to distribute and sell your apps through the Google Play store. All students who finish this intensive will receive a signed certificate of…
In this In-Depth Intensive 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. All students who finish this intensive will receive a signed certificate of completion verifying their participation in the program. In this one-of-a-kind In-Depth Intensive you will learn…
Leverage the power of the Bootstrap framework to create sleek responsive websites that are mobile friendly and adapt to all screen sizes and devices! The popular Bootstrap CSS framework makes it easy to assemble the common elements you see on nearly every web page – navigations, buttons, forms, and even includes a grid system that makes creating column based layouts a breeze. Using a CSS…
We’ve left the era of web pages and are now squarely in the age of web applications. Whenever you check your Gmail, send a tweet, or buy something on Amazon, you’re using a software application that happens to live on the web. Ruby on Rails is a framework that makes creating these types of applications easy. With enough determination, anyone can build and launch their…
In this In-Depth Intensive, you will gain real-world skills and knowledge to be better able to design and develop world class User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designs. This class will cover web and mobile with an emphasis on mobile applications and learning through hands-on exercises. All students who finish this intensive will receive a signed certificate of completion verifying their participation in the…
In this In-Depth Intensive you will learn how to edit and tell a story using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, use After Effects CC to create motion graphics and titles and use Adobe’s Dynamic Linking to make the most efficient workflow possible. Lastly we’ll look at using Adobe’s Media Encoder to create digital masters and web ready versions of your work. You’ll not only learn the…
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. All students who finish this intensive will receive a signed certificate of completion verifying their participation in the program. This one-week intensive is designed to get you up to speed with using modern digital video cameras and lighting, and enabling your creative vision….
In this accelerated In-Depth Intensive 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. All students who finish this intensive will receive a signed certificate of completion verifying their participation in the program. This class is the perfect way to get a professional web design skill set…