MFA in Film

Terence Nance / Faculty

Terence Nance

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. 

Each of his siblings are artists: Norvis Jr., Djore, and Classi. Terence makes films, installations, performances, and music. Terence makes music under the name Terence Etc. His first feature film, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The album of the same title will be released this year. The film has garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. OVERSIMPLIFICATION also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” The film has since been released theatrically in the U.S., U.K., France, and South Africa.

Terence is also a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and his most recent films SWIMMING IN YOUR SKIN AGAIN and UNIVITILLEN will play at Sundance and International Film Festival Rotterdam, respectively. In addition to his personal work, Terence is an accomplished music video director, having collaborated on short films and music videos with Nick Hakim, Cody ChesnuTT and Pharoahe Monch, to name a few. Terence currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—along with the rest of The Swarm—and is currently developing his next feature film.