About CTEMS 

The Morehouse College Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies Program (CTEMS) was established in 2012 through an implementation grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. The overall mission of CTEMS is to provide quality introduction to the intellectual and artistic study of film and television with primary focus on the craft of storytelling as the foundation for impactful creative productivity.

The program prepares students for further study at the graduate school level and/or for professional entry-level careers across visual storytelling industries. The major emphasis is on screenwriting in addition to film analysis (film theory and criticism) and history (domestic and international beginnings and developments) cinematic vocabulary, film production, African-American cinema, and Hollywood politics. To declare the CTEMS major, students may submit the CTEMs major application during the designated period each semester. 


Thursday, October 10 - Saturday, October 12

By promoting understanding and appreciation for world cultures, artistic and creative expression, and a commitment to global issues and social justice, the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival promises to be an exciting opportunity to engage both the College and our community.

The goal of the festival is threefold: to educate and expand awareness of social justice issues, both nationally and worldwide; to generate conversation and dialogue around civil and human rights, justice and injustice, as well as to inspire innovative and creative new approaches to social change.

Throughout the year, the Human Rights Film Festival will host screenings of documentaries, features, and shorts leading up to a three-day festival and competition in the fall.


"Black Panther" Production Designer Teaches Master Class

Oscar-winning Production Designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther) recently spent the day with Morehouse students in the CTEMS 2019 Apprenticeship Program.  Beachler is also the Production Designer for Creed, Miles Ahead, Moonlight (Oscar winner Best Picture), and Beyonce's Lemonade album.  During her master class with the students, Beachler discussed the role of a production designer, walked students through her detailed work process, then critiqued and offered suggestions for their own film projects. The CTEMS Apprenticeship Program is a month-long program designed for rising seniors and recent graduates to give them additional skills and exposure in the film and television business.  The program is made possible through a generous grant from The Andew Mellon Foundation


CTEMS & The Morehouse Debate Team

Recently, some of the faculty and students from the Cinema, Television and Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS) Program traveled with the Morehouse College Debate Team to capture behind-the-scenes activities and debate competition. The Morehouse College Debate Team is considered to be one of the jewels in the Morehouse crown, as it has gained national and international recognition over several decades.  Currently, under the direction of Coach Ken Newby, the team competes on various levels and has won numerous titles on both the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) and British Parliamentary (BP), or Worlds, debate circuits.  In the photo above, CTEMS majors Ronjae Jones and Anthony Raggs capture a coaching session between Mr. Newby and some members of the debate team. 


CTEMS Student Joshua Reed Highlighted in "We Are Morehouse"