A week ago, I would’ve told you that there was no way in hell you could get me back in a college classroom. Four years at the prestigious shithole known as DePaul University, a few more years in law school, more debt than an average mortgage, even if you paid me to go, I’m still not fucking doing it.
The only single way you could possibly get me to go back into a college classroom is exactly what the University of Texas just did. Hire Matthew McConaughey as the professor. The “Brofessor.”
Announced in a UT press release yesterday, Matt McConaughey has officially been appointed as a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication starting in the fall 2019 term. McConaughey joins the faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film after serving as a visiting instructor since 2015, when he began co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class with faculty member and director Scott Rice.
“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,” McConaughey 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.”
Students this fall will be studying The Gentleman and Mud in his “Script to Screen” class.
Alright, alright, alright… looks like I’m off to Texas.