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Matthew McConaughey officially joins UT Austin faculty as film professor

He had been a guest instructor for the university since 2015.

AUSTIN, Texas — Just call him "Professor McConaughey!"

Matthew McConaughey is a busy man. From his role as "Minister of Culture" for UT and Austin FC to his jobs on the big screen, he is adding another title to his resume. 

The actor has officially been appointed as a "Professor of Practice" at the University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication starting in the fall. 

Is there anything he can't do?

The Minister of Culture joined the faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film after serving as a visiting instructor since 2015. That means he only participated in teaching only the one class he was visiting for. Now he's officially a UT professor.

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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.

The university shared photos of the professor hard at work.

PHOTOS: Matthew McConaughey teaching film at UT Austin

This upcoming 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"

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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