WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:21.000 music playing... 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:26.000 My favorite part of studying theatre here is we have such a diverse selection of classes. 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:33.000 The student to teacher ratio is great. You get more attention here at Western than at other schools. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:38.000 You grow to know the facility members and they are really with every step of the way. 00:00:38.000 --> 00:00:43.000 I'm always learning from them, there is never a moment I'm not learning. 00:00:43.000 --> 00:00:50.000 We are very much students first. In everything we do here we're looking at how could we give the students the greatest range of experience. 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:59.000 music playing... 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:71.000 Anything that is available to us as professionals is available to you as a student. We want to make sure that you are prepared to do what it is you want to do in the real world. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:20.000 The fact that the department is small enough that you can get involved as often as you want doing as much as you want is something that doesn't happen in a lot of places. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:23.000 music playing... 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:29.000 Oh let go of me.. HELP!! 00:01:29.000 --> 00:01:35.000 You fight you miserable bastard, you fight for bitch you fight for your manhood. You pathetic little vegetable. 00:01:35.000 --> 00:01:39.000 music playing... 00:01:39.000 --> 00:01:51.000 screams and battle noises... 00:01:51.000 --> 00:01:61.000 In the state of Oregon there is only two BFA programs, and a BFA is a very different from a BA because it is a much more rigorous exhaustive training program. 00:02:01.000 --> 00:02:06.000 There is only two in the state, one is at Southern Oregon and Western Oregon has the other one. 00:02:06.000 --> 00:02:16.000 Ours is different from Southern's because it's a smaller program so you are going to get a lot more attention from the professors here over a huge range of classes. 00:02:16.000 --> 00:02:20.000 music playing... 00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:28.000 You learn it by doing it. You go in and learn how to build sets and learn to coordinate construction efforts. And you learn the 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:33.000 And you learn the ins and outs of the construction side of production by doing it. 00:02:33.000 --> 00:02:40.000 It's a lot of work. It's a serious full on career it's a tough choice, it's a tough path. 00:02:40.000 --> 00:02:44.000 I think it can be completely rewarding, but you have to be ready to work. 00:02:44.000 --> 00:02:52.000 You really want to get trained, you really want to understand things, you really want to learn the basics and be able to do something successful when you leave here. 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:55.000 This is the kind of enviroment you want to be in. 00:02:55.000 --> 00:02:60.000 Be prepared to have things thrown your that you aren't necessarly expecting for yourself. 00:03:00.000 --> 00:03:08.000 In high school if you would have told me that I was going to be playing Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet' in my senior year of college, I would have laughed, I really would have. 00:03:08.000 --> 00:03:16.000 You are not going to get lost in the machine here. You are gong to be a valued student, you are going to feel very much apart of things 00:03:16.000 --> 00:03:22.000 And you are going to feel like you know your professors and they know you, sometimes to your own detriment. 00:03:22.000 --> 00:03:25.000 Laughter... 00:03:25.000 --> 00:03:37.000 music playing... 00:03:37.000 --> 00:03:44.000 You are going to get out of it what you put into it, and it is so much more than memorizing the lines. 00:03:44.000 --> 00:03:57.000 music playing... 00:03:57.000 --> 00:03:63.000 For me it has been an absolute adventure of a lifetime. 00:04:03.000 --> 00:04:09.000 There's 101 different opportunities to be involved in the theatre. 00:04:09.000 --> 00:04:18.000 All avenues of the theatre, and what you are going to learn is just going to blow your mind. 00:04:18.000 --> 00:04:20.000 It's a good place to come and study.