Most of us know Matthew McConaughey because of his acting career but it seems as if he has another career in the making. Beginning this fall, he will be working as a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication.
According to a tweet from the University, McConaughey was hired ‘in recognition of his professional pedigree and personal investment in student success’.
In recognition of his professional pedigree and personal investment in student success, Matthew McConaughey has been appointed a #TEXASMoody professor of practice. @McConaughey will continue to teach the #UTScriptoScreen class in @UTRTF. pic.twitter.com/9goKkc6U0A
— TEXAS Moody (@UTexasMoody) August 28, 2019
McConaughey will be working in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. You might be surprised to learn that this is not his first time as an instructor. He has been around campus as a visiting instructor since 2015.
He worked along with Scott Rice, another professor to co-teach the ‘Script to Screen’ film-production class. His experience and insight into film production were invaluable.
— TEXAS Moody (@UTexasMoody) August 29, 2016
McConaughey wishes that he had the class while he was studying and calls the filmmaking process ‘timeless’
UT News reported McConaughey as saying:
“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.”
McConaughey graduated with a film degree from the University of Texas in 1993.
Not only was he in more than 50 films, including The Wolf of Wall Street, Failure to Launch and Interstellar, he is also a producer.
Me applying at UT Austin after I hear Matthew McConaughey is going to be a professor: pic.twitter.com/XeSdov7dtb
— Bridget Bundy (@BridgetBundy) August 28, 2019
He really made his big debut at the University in 2016 when he won the hearts of both students and faculty. He drove students home in a golf cart as part of the SURE Walk Drive initiative at the University.
Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt told UT News:
“We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty.
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.”
According to the chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film, Noah Isenberg, McConaughey ‘has a passion for teaching, and for all things cinematic, that is palpable, even infectious’.
We hope that you do well, Professor McConaughey.
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