A full-time position
It seems McConaughey has contributed so much to the film industry that people want to hear everything he has to say. That’s why the University of Texas has given the actor a full-time teaching position. Starting in the fall, he’ll be a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication, and prospective students are understandably excited. After all, this man is an acting legend.
An unbreakable bond
McConaughey’s connection with the college stems back decades. He received his degree from there in the ‘90s before returning a few years ago as a visiting instructor. This is a role he’s sustained since 2015, hence why he’s now been offered an incredible promotion. Many colleges probably would have loved to snap up Matthew as a teacher, but they didn’t have his loyalty.
Taking it seriously
When the time comes to educate his students, McConaughey will be giving it his all. He appreciates the value of teaching people how to turn a script into a film because that’s something he never had when he was at college. Maybe if there’d been classes on that back then, he might have felt more prepared going into the industry. Luckily, he coped just fine without it, though that doesn’t lessen the importance of what he’ll be teaching. After all, the industry is far more competitive now than it was in the ‘90s. If you want to stand out, you need as many skills in your arsenal as possible.
We don’t doubt the seats in McConaughey’s class will be filled every week. It’s not every day you get taught by a Hollywood actor.