The theatre arts department provides an extensive professional laboratory for its students on the Ithaca College campus and chooses to recognize the outstanding contributions of its students during their four-year career here by awarding them departmental honors or distinction upon graduation. The student in the graduating class, with the highest grade point average at the end of the seventh semester within his or her degree program, will be awarded departmental honors. Students who have demonstrated exemplary service to the departmental community and beyond, and are unanimously recommended by the Theatre Arts faculty and staff, will be awarded departmental distinction.