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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.

August 19
Wednesday
6:30 pm

Fall Open House

Learn about our programs in the areas of Audio Production, 3D Animation, Filmmaking, Graphic & Web Design, Web Development and Photography.

Register for our Open House today and get moving on your career.



August 18
Tuesday
6:30 pm

Learn Filmmaking: From Script to Screen

Ever wondered what went in to making a scene from your favorite film? Join us on-set as Filmmaking Director R.J. Placko and CDA alumni take you through all of the steps from script, to filming, to editing, to final output on a narrative fiction scene. This demo will give you a taste of what our students learn during the course of our Digital Filmmaking program! This Free workshop is Tuesday, August 18,2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please note: These classes are offered as workshops and not as occupational training programs.


August 25
Tuesday
6:30 pm

Learn Photography: The Studio Portrait

Learn about the principles of lighting a portrait in the studio. Explore successful lighting set-ups, and talk about how to work with a subject, choice of background, and styling. Using examples of studio portraiture, instructors will begin by showing participants how to light the face. Then, students will be introduced to four, pre-made sets: a high key-set, a low-key set, a back-lit set with reflectors, and a split-light set. The instructor will demonstrate each set and talk about the lighting design. Participants will then have time to rotate through the sets and make portraits. This workshop runs from 6:30-8:30pm on August 25, 2015. Please note: These classes are offered as workshops and not as occupational training programs.


September 01
Tuesday
6:30 pm

Learn Audio: Mastering the Mix

CDA audio instructor Jason Petrin will be conducting a start to finish mix demonstration. The demo will begin with a "faders down" session and end with a completed mix ready for mastering. Jason will be mixing in CDA's flagship Studio D using Pro Tools 11HDX. The demo will include the use of top notch plugins, including the Waves Bundle, as well incorporate the studio's vast selection of classic outboard gear. Topics discussed will include: Session Setup and Organization, Panning Strategies, EQ & Compression, Reverb & Delay, and Incorporating Outboard Gear into a Pro Tools session Workshop runs from 6:30-8:30pm. 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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