Aims & Scope

The mission of Tradition-Innovations [in Arts, Design and Media Higher Education] mission is to

  • Provide interdisciplinary collaboration and peer-reviewed presentation/publication opportunities, including new forms of digital scholarship, for faculty in fine and performing arts, design and media, and related disciplines.
  • Create a regular dialog exploring the interplay between tradition and innovation in a rapidly changing technology environment.

    Spotlight innovations in research, creative work, and teaching mentorship in the arts, design and media disciplines with potential to transform higher education.
  • Generate ideas for engaging online, remote, and hybrid teaching in our disciplines.

Publications and live-streamed panels will present innovations in research, teaching and creative work evolving rapidly in the current environment of cultural and technological change.

The editorial board invites engaging contributions that address core questions at the heart of tradition-innovations in art, design and media:

  • How can we build a future for teaching and mentoring creative work and research that honors and enhances core disciplinary traditions, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary creation?
  • How do continually evolving technologies innovate the interwoven work of teaching-researching-creating?
  • How are creative practitioners and mentors evolving their practice in relation to new media?
  • What are the links between traditional co-located spaces for creative work and teaching/mentoring - makerspaces, performance spaces, design spaces, museums/galleries - and digital media?
  • How can new technologies support the best of traditional practices in the arts, design, and media disciplines?
  • How do emerging innovations support – or supplant – teaching, research, and creative practice traditions in productive ways?
  • How can we nurture exploratory digital scholarship and interactive media at the intersection of teaching and creative knowledge creation?

This journal honors the diverse discourses of the arts, design, and media disciplines, and we welcome a wide variety of contributions that show how creative work, teaching/mentoring and knowledge creation/research are linked and in conversation with one another.

Submissions can include but are not limited to, research and scholarly essays, visual or digital pieces/portfolios that include succinct descriptions, reports of initiatives or projects.

If you have any questions, or would like to test out an idea, please feel free to contact anyone on the Editorial Board.