School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

Resource Centre & Resources

The Resource Centre

The Media, Arts and Humanities Resource Centre is an open-access learning resources centre and study space located in Arts A. Resources available include a collection of over 3000 feature films, documentaries, television programmes,  music recordings and scores along with audiovisual resources, satellite television from seven countries, newspapers, magazines and reference material to support the learning of languages ranging from Arabic through English to Zulu.

Open from 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday


We have a very diverse collection; ranging from early films, which announce the birth of cinema, to contemporary international films. We have notable collections of French, German, Italian, Indian, Spanish and British films, some grown from our national cinema modules.

We also have an excellent collection of avant-garde and experimental films, film-noir and musicals. Amongst all of this and more, we have a core collection of classic Hollywood titles.

This collection has been established primarily to support particular modules which run each term, but also in order to offer students a chance to explore and widen their existing knowledge in these areas.

Borrowing resources

Student choosing a DVDStudents may borrow up to four non-key screening films for up to one week. Key screening films are available to borrow overnight or over a weekend.

There are a number of viewing stations (PC workstations which include DVD players) where students can independently watch films and spaces to study in a quiet environment. There is also a study area with group viewing facilities.

Online catalogues
Online viewing

Aside from this physical collection, students also have access to thousands of UK broadcasts films, television and radio programmes to watch or listen to online via 'Box of Broadcasts'. Users can keep programmes they have recorded in their own archive ("My BoB") to watch again in the future and there are even editing tools, giving the option to make and keep clips from longer recordings. The service is available for academic use - staff or students at Sussex can simply login with their ITS username and password. You also have access to 'Kanopy' which provides an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that offers access to a small number of films.

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