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.

CTEMS Seniors '15 Believe

Heads Up!

Stephane Dunn on the Roots remake in The Atlantic:


Avery Williams and Heavy D written screenplay Crossed to be produced:



Avery O. Williams & Lisa Rae McCoy Skinned nominated for an AMAA




Visiting Distinguished Professor Julie Dash's Daughters at Cannes & 25th year anniversary theatrical release of Daughters 
Dash's Daughters and Beyonce's Lemonade


Stephane Dunn on race and the Oscars:

CTEMS professor, Avery Williams, co-directed TV One film "Skinned" which addresses colorism within the black community.


Senior '16 Short Films

"Not A Gun" by Cabral Clements '16

"The Box" by David Harris '16

"X" by Bugus Thompson '16

"Anniversary" by Richard Mickles '16