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Vancouver Institute of Media Arts is a private post-secondary school in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is now celebrating over 25 years since it opened. VanArts offers programs visual, media and performing arts plus degree pathways with university partners.



The platform uses WordPress to create an intuitive website with an intuitive CMS backend for the client to use. The simplicity of its installation and the ability to be customized worked well to promote VanArt’s key objectives.


Comes First

The platform uses Drupal to create an intuitive and easy to use browsing capability for students. The simplicity of it’s installation and framework allowed the ability to customize the design which gave creative license to the client to promote Douglas.

Responsive Design


We ensured that the design met the requirements for the visually impaired by selecting the brand and complementary colors and artwork that would read well online and draw attention to the particular end-user. The content was our greatest challenge when balancing form with function. However, with a thoroughly strategic user plan, well-executed wireframes and prototyping, the style concepts came together smoothly. A great number of students, especially in their targeted age group, use their mobile devices to access Douglas College’s website. Hence, it was paramount to create a strong layout that works synchronously with different screen sizes that offer a comfortable user experience.