It’s official: Matthew McConaughey is a now professor of his alma mater University of Texas at the Moody College of Communication. The Oscar-winner has always been brought in as a guest instructor for the university, so it was only a matter of time before he made the transition.
“We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty,” Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt said. “Matthew cares deeply for our school and our students, and we are thrilled that he shares his time and talent to help prepare the next generation of media leaders and innovators.” McConaughey has been instructing as a visitor for Texas the past five years and his work was recognized by the establishment, where he will continue teaching in the school’s Radio-Film-Televison department.
Graduating in 93′ from University of Texas and with 50 films under his belt, McConaughey is continuing his “Script to Screen” production course this fall with a curriculum he made himself. The course will focus on the upcoming film The Gentleman and 2013’s Mud. Deemed “the Minister of Culture” for his recurring appearances at the schools athletic games, McConaughey’s involvement with the school has not diminished much since his graduation. The acclaimed actor isn’t shy either when it comes to showing appreciation for his school and many students are sure to be looking forward to meeting the new teacher on campus for the coming fall semester.