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The Center for Digital Arts (CDA) Boston's digital art school. Start your new career today!
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What's Your Passion? - CDA
From 3D animation & photography to web development & audio production, CDA offers digital art certificate programs.

What's your passion?

Our Campus - CDA
Our campus, located near the Charles River on Moody Street in Waltham, MA is a source of creativity & inspiration.

Our Campus

Our campus is a visualization of our values, we have created an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration. Less than 8 miles from Boston, the Waltham Campus is blocks from the historic Charles River and walking distance to the city’s best restaurants, coffee houses, and shops.
Events - CDA
The Center for Digital Arts offers workshop events in various program areas to students, alumni & the public.

March 14
Saturday
9:30 am

Multimedia on Your SmartPhone

This Workshop introduces you to the best apps for creating a multimedia video on your iphone or android device. We will explore the production of a short video using the camera on your phone, and then edit and create a soundtrack. The theme of the video will be up to the participants, but along the lines of “a day in the life.” The focus will be on learning a workflow that will allow you to produce exciting multimedia pieces on your phone. Students should come prepared to purchase and download apps. This workshop runs from 9:30am-3:00pm. Please note: These classes are offered as workshops and not as occupational training programs.


March 14
Saturday
9:30 am

Digital SLR Basics: Aperture to Zoom

Get the most from your DSLR! This workshop is aimed at the beginner, to explain the fundamental workings of a photographer's most basic and useful tool: the Digital Single Reflex Camera. We will learn how the camera works to produce a correctly exposed image, and explore how to control the camera to produce meaningful photographic images.  This workshop runs from 9:30-1:00pm. Please note: These classes are offered as workshops and not as occupational training programs.


March 18
Wednesday
6:30 pm

Intro to Logic: Recording & Mixing (Format: 2 evenings: 3/18 & 3/25)

This hands-on workshop covers the process of recording and mixing in Apple's Logic Pro Tools. The course is perfect for engineers or anyone just starting out using the software. With class discussions and hands-on guided exercises, you will start with first steps of setting up your interface and plugging in a microphone, continue with editing and preparing your final session. Additional time will be spent on finishing steps necessary to clean up your tracks, organize your session, streamline your workflow, and export your final mix. Topics covered include: Track Types, I/O, Punch modes, Take Folders, Quick Swipe, Editing, Flex Time, Workflow and Session Organization, Busses & Auxes, Basic mix processing (EQ, Compression, Delay, Reverb, and Dither & Exporting. This workshop is two evenings, Wednesdays, 3/18 & 3/25, 6:30-9:30pm. Please note: These classes are offered as workshops and not as occupational training programs.


Design Your Life - CDA
Let CDA devise a hands on, practical road-map to your digital arts career. Start your career today!

Design your life.

In the rapidly changing digital art landscape, our philosophy is you have to get your hands dirty. Our tangible approach to design fuses art and application, passion and the practical. We don't just prepare our students for a vibrant career, we devise a roadmap.
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