Matthew McConaughey has visited University of Texas at Austin as a guest lecturer in the past but as classes commence this fall, students will be seeing a a familiarly famous face around the halls more often than that of just some guest lecturer. Matthew McConaughey has been officially added to the teaching faculty roster for the upcoming fall semester at the University of Texas at Austin. He will now be a full time professor at the Moody College of Communication which has a renowned film and media program which he will be working in directly.
In a statement by the Dean of the Moody College, he expressed his excitement to welcome Matthew McConaughey to the teaching faculty. Similarly in statements released by Matthew McConaughey himself, he expressed his joy in becoming a practicing professor, adding that:
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.”
Matthew McConaughey is not new to Texas or the University of Texas at Austin. He grew up in Longview and then headed to the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a degree in law. However, once he got there, he decided to major in film instead. He graduated in 1993 with his film degree and soon hit the mainstream Hollywood media, scoring his first film in the same year. Matthew McConaughey built up his acting career from there with one film role after the next, eventually going on to winning an Academy Award for his 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.
Aside from becoming a full time professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the 50 year old actor also made big news lately when he was announced as the co owner of the Austin Football Club. It seems that Matthew McConaughey is really reconnecting with his native roots and both giving back to the community through his own knowledge and investing in its assets such as the Austin football team. Both involvements and contributions deeply root the actor into the Austin & Texan community as an integral member.