Matthew McConaughey Is Now a Professor at UT Austin

IndieWire | 8/28/2019 | Staff
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University of Texas students, meet your newest professor: Matthew McConaughey.

The Oscar-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice at UT Austin’s Department of Radio-Television-Film, the university announced Wednesday. Those appointments are often bestowed on people who lack PhDs, but have the experience and skills to make up for it.

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The appointment might seem out of left field, but McConaughey has actually been a visiting instructor at the school for four years.

He co-teaches and developed the curriculum for a class called “Script to Screen,” which provides students an insider’s look at every step of the film production process using real-life case studies — films starring McConaughey.

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This semester, the class studied the Harmony Korine stoner comedy “The Beach Bum” and the upcoming Guy Ritchie-helmed crime comedy “The Gentleman.”

McConaughey in “The Beach Bum”

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The reading list includes script drafts, shot lists, and storyboards. Students also get guidance on pitching and workshopping their own projects.

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Now officially a professor, McConaughey’s fall semester class will include a study of “The Gentleman” and the 2012 drama “Mud,” whose director Jeff Nichols is scheduled to visit.

McConaughey, who graduated with a film degree from UT Austin in...
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