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. 



We invite you to join us for the Atlanta screening of GIANTS, an Issa Rae Presents digital series, on Monday, February 19 at 7 p.m. as we celebrate our season two premiere.

Morehouse College Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies Program (CTEMS) is our proud host in partnership with Morehouse Safe Space organization.

Empire star Jussie Smollett serves as executive producer of GIANTS, a coming of adulthood drama series streaming on Issa Rae’s (HBO’s Insecure) YouTube Channel. Created by actor, writer, director James Bland, the series follows three black millennials (Malachi, Journee and Ade) each battling their own inner giant as they approach the age 30.​

Following the screening will be a conversation with James Bland (Malachi), star and creator of the series, and Takara Joseph, andRamon W. Johnson, president of Morehouse Safe Space.



2017 CTEMS grad Terrance Daye was recently selected as one of fifteen 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellows from a global crop of more than 800 applicants.

Terrance Daye is an award winning poet and filmmaker from Long Island, New York.Terrance's creative work reimagines traditional representations of black male identity and invests strongly in destigmatizing mental illness within the black community. Terrance received his Bachelor's from Morehouse College and is pursuing his MFA in filmmaking from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Terrance's most recent film project, The Colored Hospital: A Visual Poem was shortlisted for the 44th Student Academy Awards. http://ow.ly/IXl330gTzoL