CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media) is a ground-breaking organisation developing practice and theoretically led research, professional practice and scholarship that addresses International societal and cultural issues in relation to media, art and design.

CREAM is a leading centre for research, scholarship and professional practice in visual and media arts, design and music, based in Westminster School of Arts.

Recognised as the leading UK research centre working across these disciplinary areas, the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework identified 95% of our research outputs and research impact as world leading and internationally excellent.

CREAM supports teaching through dedicated research staff, many of who are leading artists, filmmakers, photographers, ceramicists, theorists, critics, historians, designers and musicians, whose work and scholarship crosses disciplines including contemporary visual arts, ceramics, photography, film, experimental media, music and fashion.

CREAM pioneered the development of doctoral research in our area through the AVPhD, many years ago. This forms the basis of our highly successful and innovative doctoral programme for practice and scholarship that is supported across all our disciplines by the AHRC (Techne 2) and QHT studentships.

CREAM runs a high profile programme of exhibitions, screenings, seminars and visiting speakers, which reflect the diversity, originality and rigour of our International research culture.  High profile conferences and symposia are in continual development through established and ongoing partnerships with some of the worlds leading research organisations, museums and cultural institutions.

May Adadol Ingawanij (Professor Cinematic Arts) and Neal White (Professor of Art/Science) are the Co-Directors of CREAM based in Westminster School of Arts. The Director of the CREAM PhD programme is Lucy Reynolds (Senior Lecturer).

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