You Can Now Take a College Class with Professor Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey has joined the faculty at his alma mater "The University of Texas" at Austin. The actor will be teaching the Script to Screen class for the Moody College of Communication.

"We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," Jay Bernhardt, the Dean of Moody College, said in a statement. "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 shared his enthusiasm for his new gig.

"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," he 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."

McConaughey earned a film degree from the school in 1993.