Boulder Digital Arts has a spanking new home

3,000 square feet of digital classroom, studios and offices on Range St.

| Mar 31, 2010

Since we’re such big fans, and frequent takers of courses, we’ve thrilled to tell you that, after six years as a grassroots organization offering affordable classes in Web design, video production and other digital platforms, Boulder Digital Arts has opened a new, 3,000-square foot space and expanded its class offerings to serve a more diverse group of digital arts professionals, students and professionals.

Digital classroom at BDA's new home

Digital classroom at BDA's new home

Located at 1600 Range St. in Boulder, the new digs boast many new features, including a state-of-the-art digital classroom; a digital lounge to meet, work and collaborate from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; five office rentals for creative professionals; low-cost access to a computer lab featuring the latest video and photo-editing hardware and software; and space for meetings and social events.

A partial floorplan

A partial floorplan

BDA plans to offer a more diverse array of classes at its new building, catering to digital professionals, students, hobbyists and others in the creative community from Boulder County and beyond. Plans are for new digital video production and photography classes in the new space, as well as the new week-long Transitions Certificate Program for professionals shifting into new digital arenas. 

“We’re thrilled to be moving into a more spacious setting,” co-founder Bruce Borowsky said. “The move will allow us to dramatically expand the number and types of courses we offer, and allow us to become the most affordable and exciting digital training center in the American West.”

BDA co-founders Borowsky and Zach Daudert launched Boulder Digital Arts in 2004 to offer low-cost, high-impact training in digital tools and new technology. Boulder is an important hub of the digital world, allowing BDA to leverage top-notch instructors and provide education in cutting-edge subjects and ideas. Borowsky has been a producer at People Productions in Boulder for more than 10 years. Daudert is a technology strategist, Web developer and filmmaker. He started his career as a video editor in the mid 1990s and moved into Web and mobile development when, in his words, it became too interesting to ignore.

With its new certificate programs, BDA hopes even to draw people from far and wide to Boulder for a full week of training, Daudert said.

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