There were great results for CREAM and CAMRI in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. The university's research has been ranked 3rd nationally in the area "Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory" and 5th in the area "Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information management."
The period covered by the exercise is 2008-2013 inclusive, so this is a significant positive appraisal of the research carried out in these areas over this time.
The full results can be found on the THES website here (the relevant units are 34 and 36 if you are looking at the subject tables).
REF Key Facts
Evolution of the REF (THES, 17 October 2013)