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Matthew McConaughey to Teach Film Class at UT Austin

McConaughey will reportedly take students "behind the scenes" of his upcoming film "Free State of Jones" through recorded videos and at least one on-campus visit

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    Matthew McConaughey will teach a filmmaking class at the University of Texas at Austin.

    He’s been an AIDS-stricken drug dealer, hurled through space and spent time dazed and confused. Now Matthew McConaughey is headed back to the University of Texas at Austin as professor.

    The Academy Award-winning Texan and UT Austin alum will partner with "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross to teach a filmmaking class at the Moody College of Communication, according to a video released by the university Thursday.

    Up to 30 students can enroll in the course which will only be open to juniors and seniors but there are no prerequisites or fees required, The Dallas Morning News reports.

    A public affairs representative for UT Austin told the San Antonio Express-News that McConaughey will take students "behind the scenes" of his upcoming film "Free State of Jones" through recorded videos and at least one on-campus visit. 

    This will be the second time McConaughey co-teaches this course with university lecturer Scott Rice, the school's student newspaper The Daily Texan and The San Antonio Express-News reported.