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Matthew McConaughey Hired As Professor at University of Texas, “Alright, Alright, Alright”

By Ryan Naumann

Matthew McConaughey is a man of many talents and has now become a professor at the same college he graduated from.

The University of Texas announced McConaughey will become a professor at the school in Austin. He will become a “professor of practice” at the University’s Moody College of Communication. The actor will specifically be working in the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

He has been a “visiting instructor” at the school since 2015, but this move makes it official.

McConaughey will be co-teaching the class Script to Screen, which offers students a “behind-the-scenes view of each stage of a film’s production."

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The actor actually graduated from the University back in 1993 with a film degree. McConaughey said about the course he will be teaching, “It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them.”


He continued, “Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art – no matter the time or generation. The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless. That will always be our classroom focus.”


The University released a statement, “In recognition of his professional pedigree and personal investment in student success, Matthew McConaughey has been appointed a #TEXASMoody professor of practice. @McConaughey will continue to teach the #UTScriptoScreen class in @UTRTF.”

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The Script to Screen class at the University has studied McConaughey’s films since 2015. They have studied “Free State of Jones” and director Gary Ross even came to visit. McConaughey has also studied his films “White Boy Rick” and “Beach Bum”.

The fall 2019 curriculum includes the class studying the actors upcoming film “The Gentleman” and his other film “Mud”

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