CREAM has established departments in both Fashion and Music whose International research reflects on the professional and creative knowledge required by these sectors. Led by key figures in their field, with emerging and established projects, both are creating societal impact across broad areas of popular culture, the arts and the creative industries in the UK and beyond.

Music research is multidisciplinary, investigating all aspects of music, from classical to the commercial music industries. songwriting, production and creative practice, to sound technology and innovation in music business. Music research is led by Professor Shirley Thompson and coordinated by Kerstin Hermes. The Black Music Research Unit is led by Mykaell Riley.

Fashion research at Westminster is centred on our ground-breaking practice-based courses.  They are informed and contextualised by our links with the international fashion industry, its cultural institutions, and related partners. Fashion research is co-ordinated by Professor Andrew Groves.