Photo: Neil Glen; Artist: Julian Opie; Artwork: 'Lily'

In seeking to push forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative media-based research, the International Journal of Creative Media Research makes use of Bath Spa’s MediaWall, providing creatives with rich opportunities to produce, curate and disseminate creative media-based research for a unique platform and audience.


Our annual Award in Creative Media Research operates as an offline journal extension, and aims to promote the MediaWall as a peer-reviewed output for creative media-based research. As with all the journal’s submissions, which embrace interdisciplinarity, works submitted for the Award in Creative Media Research should publish with media but do not necessary need to be about media. Submissions should simply seek to contribute new knowledge to any field within the journal’s remit – namely – Media and Game Studies, Communication and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, or Education.



















Since its launch in June 2014, the MediaWall has exhibited a number of artworks including those by international artists Julian Opie and Bruce Munro. Creatives submitting their practice-based research for the annual Award in Creative Media Research must consider how their work aligns to and benefits from the aesthetic potential of the MediaWall’s unique form and structure, and must also submit a 300-word statement along with the creative artefact that clearly outlines the research question, the methodology or approach employed, provides evidence and contexts for the work itself, and clarifies precisely how the MediaWall’s aesthetic form augments the aims of the research.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged by our international editorial board of artists, scholars, writers, musicians, performers, technologists, designers, filmmakers and educators. The winning work will be published on the MediaWall, usually for a full week, during an agreed date. The work will also be promoted across the journal website and BSU’s social media feeds.


Watch the example of ‘Marvelous Marble Machine’, a hybrid of art, design, computer games and physics that engaged 8 and 9 year old children in the co-creation of a giant toy machine.

Submission Instructions

The application process for the annual Award in Creative Media Research is open from the start of October to the end of January each year.


To apply, please email the following information to both and


  • Title of the research work

  • 300-word statement that includes the information noted above

  • Link to video version of the work

  • Target audience for the work

  • Partnership or collaboration involved


Before You Apply

Proposers should first read the following guidance documents. This is essential if the works contain any interactive elements or that require equipment to be placed in the Atrium space.


MediaWall Technical Overview


Requirements and Guidance for Use


Photo: Neil Glen

Artist: David Stephenson and Martin Walch

Artwork: 'Lake King William - Every Day of November 2014'

Bath Spa’s MediaWall is an architectural scale portrait format gallery, consisting of ten 55” panels and standing 4 meters wide and 7.5 meters tall.


An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access academic journal devoted to pushing forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative media-based research. 

ISSN: 2631-6773

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