Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

Aug 29, 2019 by

Alright, alright, alright.

You can hear that sound from Houston to Amarillo and everywhere else in Texas.

Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.

UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.

And the Austin resident will begin teaching his class this fall.

McConaughey has worked as a visiting instructor in several classes at the school, beginning in 2015.

He and UT faculty member/director Scott Rice co-taught the “Script to Screen” film production class. A university release said McConaughey planned that class’s curriculum.

Before staring as David Wooderson (“Dazed and Confused”), Walter Paddick (The Dark Tower”), Ron Woodroof (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Rust Cohle (“True Detective”) among dozens of other notable roles, he earned a film degree from UT in 1993.

He’s also become arguably Austin’s most famous celebrity. His presence at Longhorns sporting events, particularly football, basketball and baseball games, has become part of the fabric of the university scene.

The announcement caps a busy month in Austin for Mr. “Alright, Alright, Alright.”

Last week, reports revealed that McConaughey had signed on as an investor in the city’s future Major League Soccer team, Austin FC.

Source: Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor – Houston Chronicle

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