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Matthew McConaughey returns to UT to teach once-in-a-lifetime class

Matthew McConaughey returns to UT to teach once-in-a-lifetime class

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Matthew McConaughey is returning to his alma mater to teach a filmmaking class in the fall. University of Texas at Austin/Facebook

Alright, alright, alright! In a surprise announcement Thursday morning, University of Texas casually dropped that a new instructor would be signing on for the fall. Meet Professor McConaughey — yes, Matthew McConaughey — who will teach a filmmaking class in the Moody College of Communication.

Joining the award-winning actor will be The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will undoubtedly have UT students playing their own version of the Games, dying to secure a coveted spot in this class. (May the odds be ever in your favor.)

The course will take students behind-the-scenes of recently released Free State of Jones, written and directed by Ross and starring McConaughey. Students will study the script, budget, schedules, editing, and more to get hands-on experience and an inside view into film production.

McConaughey graduated from UT in 1993 from the College of Communication, so it’s more than fitting that the Longhorn is returning to his alma mater to teach this exclusive class.

We’re still a little dazed (and confused) over this news, wishing we were attending UT right about now. Are they still accepting applications for the fall?