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Professor Matthew McConaughey's UT salary revealed

McConaughey has been a guest instructor since 2015, but this is his first semester as a full-time staff member.

AUSTIN, Texas — He certainly doesn't need the money, but now we know how much Matthew McConaughey will make as a faculty member at the University of Texas.

He'll make $12,009.60 a year – about $6,000 a semester – for teaching film classes at the Moody College of Communication.

He's been a guest instructor since 2015, but this is his first semester as a full-time staff member.

Last month, UT announced McConaughey would be joining the university’s faculty starting in the fall.

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McConaughey has been co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class at the university with Scott Rice. He developed the course’s curriculum and provided a unique, behind-the-scenes view of each stage of a film’s production, the university said.

“He has a passion for teaching, and for all things cinematic, that is palpable, even infectious,” said Noah Isenberg, chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

This fall semester, he will continue teaching the Script to Screen class. His lucky students will be studying the films "The Gentlemen" and "Mud." Jeff Nichols is also expected to visit.

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Here's a look at what Professor McConaughey has been teaching at UT:

  • Fall 2015
    • studied “Free State of Jones”
    • writer-director Gary Ross visited class along with producer Diana Alvarez
  • Fall 2016
    • studied “Free State of Jones”
  • Spring 2017
    • studied “White Boy Rick”
    • director Yann Demange visited class
  • Spring 2018
    • studied “White Boy Rick” and “The Beach Bum”
    • writer-director Harmony Korine visited class
  • Fall 2018
    • studied “White Boy Rick” and “The Beach Bum”
    • Yann Demange called into class
  • Spring 2019
    • studied “The Beach Bum” and “The Gentlemen"

McConaughey does not receive a salary for his informal title of "Minister of Culture."

The award-winning actor earned a film degree in 1993 from UT and has been breaking box office records ever since.

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