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Arts Practice Subject Guide (West Suffolk College): Using Images & Media

Using Images or Film

You may be asked to include images or film in your assignments or projects.

It is important to understand that, unless explicitly stated, any image or film you find or can access on the internet should be considered protected under copyright law.

What images can you use?

If you want to use images or film and plan on sharing your work outside of your course, you must be able to demonstrate that they are not protected under copyright law, are accessible through Creative Commons, or owned by you.

For work only submitted as part of your course- NOT shared with outside partied, you can use images / film found on the internet through fair dealing.  However, you MUST provide an accurate attribution of the work as well as a reference. 

All students are expected to comply with copyright legislation, and could be sued for distributing third-party copyrighted materials.  Clear explanation of the requirements of copyright law, and good academic practice, including plagiarism, is covered in our Assignment Toolkit.

You can find out more about copyright at the following 

Copyright Guide here you will find lots of information to help and more about the licenses that we hold. 



Royalty-free image and film resources

Box of Broadcasts

You can also access a wide range of video and radio programmes through

Box of Broadcasts

  • Once you have clicked into the service you will need to click on log in
  • type the word "suffolk" in the drop down list, and select University Campus Suffolk
  • you will then be prompted to create your own account - using your standard University of Suffolk login username (E or S number and IT password).
Once you have your own account you will be able to:
  • set your own recordings from the programme guide. You can record up to 5 programmes each day
  • create and store playlists
  • create and store programme clips.
  • share clips within the University of Suffolk community

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