Fairly confident that while Linklater is not an alumnus of UT - Austin, he did drop in on courses frequently. Source: my memory of an interview. I'm also fairly confident he was an English lit major (I'm in good company!)
Enrolled for a short while at UT, Richard Linklater is the most famous slacker (well, kinda) you’ll see on this list. He’s famous for his films Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Academy award-winning film Before Sunset, and, for all you artsy-fartsy film students, Waking Life. Alright! Alright! Alright!