WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 Music. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:09.000 I came to Western to major in theatre because it has a great sense of community and a wonderful program. 00:00:09.000 --> 00:00:16.000 music. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:20.000 This term for my BofA I'm starting Stage Speech I. 00:00:20.000 --> 00:00:26.000 Which is very exciting, it's all about learning the way that people speak and phonetics that will then lead into dialect work. 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:33.000 Which is very important here at Western, in fact last year we did two shows that used standard British or RP. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:41.000 And so I learned in there how to speak in an accent which is very important to stage. 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:48.000 One of the best thing I think about Western are the teachers themselves they're both theatre professors but they can also be your friends. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:54.000 The ones that I've met here on campus have been very friendly and supportive and just wonderful in every single way. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:58.000 Another thing I really love about the program is all the versatility you get here. 00:00:58.000 --> 00:00:63.000 We do musicals every other year, in the summer I got to do Shakespeare. 00:01:03.000 --> 00:01:11.000 I've done a handful of straight plays and then we've also done devised theatre where I was able to do mask work and create a show from the ground. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:19.000 When I graduate I hope to move up to Portland, and start working as an actress and get paid to do the thing I love, and I think Western's help to prepare me for that, 00:01:19.000 --> 00:01:25.000 with all of the different shows and classes that I've taken to keep me versatile and hirable. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:32.000 I love recommending students to Western, I tell them that it's a smaller school, but thriving, 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:37.000 It's got a wonderful community and awesome faculty and students in a place where you can feel at home. 00:01:37.000 --> 00:01:41.000 Western Oregon University is everything I was looking for. 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:47.000 music.