The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is recognised as the UK's leading centre for research in visual and media arts, design and music. We are based in the University of Westminster’s College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries.

We are renowned for:

  • our cross-disciplinary approach to research
  • the world leading and international quality of our work

Our ground-breaking practice-based and theoretical research across the disciplines include visual arts, ceramics, photography, film, experimental media, music and fashion.

CREAM’s researchers are artists, filmmakers, photographers, ceramicists, theorists, critics, historians, designers and musicians, who participate across a diverse range of research projects and centres

We run a high-profile programme of exhibitions, seminars and visiting speakers, conferences and symposia, reflecting the diversity and originality of our research culture.


Research Areas

CREAM is one of the UKs leading centres for research in visual and media arts, design and and music.


Research Projects and Centres

CREAM is home to a range of research centres and projects.

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Doctoral Programme

CREAM offers a doctoral programme as well as funded research studentships.