Oscar winning actor and all around cool Texan, Matthew McConaughey has been the “Minister of Culture” at the University of Texas at Austin but will be taking on a new role this fall at his alma mater.

According to a university news release, McConaughey – who graduated from UT in 1993 -- will join the faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. He has actually been a visiting professor since 2015, but this will make things much more official.

“We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty,” said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. “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.”

He began co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class with faculty member and director Scott Rice. He developed the course’s curriculum, which provides a unique, behind-the-scenes view of each stage of a film’s production.

“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,” McConaughey said. “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.”

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