Learn the art of storytelling.


Do you have a story to tell? Learn to tell it well at the VPM + ICA Community Media Center, a recording studio and workspace located on the second floor of the ICA at the Dr. Murry N. DePillars Learning Lab. Whether you’re a student interested in podcasting, a media professional, or a community member with something to say, the Community Media Center is for you. Gain profitable production skills from experts, meet other creative storytellers, and get your voice out in the world.

The Community Media Center launched virtually in the fall of 2020 and opened for in-person recording and programming in November 2021. We believe the art of storytelling should be accessible to everyone, so we can share more stories that matter.


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The VPM + ICA Community Media Center is helmed by Chioke I’Anson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at VCU and underwriting announcer at NPR. As Director of Community Media, I’Anson will teach a podcasting seminar each semester for students in the Department of African American Studies. I’Anson works with a managing team of VCU students to plan and create a series of community events and youth programs including podcasting and media classes, workshops on podcast development and critique, symposia with invited speakers and mentors, and live podcasting programs.


Support for the VPM + ICA Community Media Center comes from:

Rudy and Esther Bunzl
The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust