Library & Archive

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NSCD Media Archive

The NSCD Media Archive went live in May 2013 allowing students & staff to view assessments, student & visiting artist performances & off-air recordings online. Students & staff can log onto the NSCD Media Archive onsite & off to search for footage using classmark, title of piece, choreographer or performer name. 


NSCD students & staff can use the archive to view:

  • student & professional performances recorded at the Riley Theatre since 2012
  • off-Air recordings (e.g. BBC, ITV, Open University)
  • student assessments from June 2013 onwards


If you are already logged onto an NSCD computer you will automatically be logged onto the platform when you select the Media Archive icon on the desktop.


  • click on the access button & log in with your NSCD computer account username/password
  • log onto OpenAthens & select NSCD Media Archive from the resource list
Media Archive OpenAthens

If you need help accessing the platform please pop down to the library for a chat or take a look at our PDF guide.

The footage on the NSCD Media Archive is subject to copyright, ERA licence & intellectual property restrictions & can not be downloaded from the archive by users.

We’ll be uploading the Riley Theatre performances & off-air recordings from the 1980s to 2012 over the next year or so, we’ll keep you up to date via the blog & by email.

Watch our online guide to find out how to access & use the NSCD Media Archive.

Online Guide Library & Archive Blog