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Recording and Entertainment Industries (Bandier Program) B.S.

The Bandier Program for Recording and Entertainment Industries combines the study of the business of music, media, marketing and entrepreneurship with hands-on experiences.
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A student in the Bandier Program for Recording and Entertainment Industries works on a project.

About this Program

  • Develop an ability to analyze current trends in the music industry, a familiarity with professional music organizations and an aptitude for developing solutions to industry problems.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to attend conferences and take part in a music internship throughout your studies.
  • Learn from and network with high-level executives in the music industry during the weekly David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series and receive ongoing mentorship and support.
  • Complete three required major market internships that give you valuable exposure to music industry structure.
  • Prepare for a global career with a semester abroad with the Syracuse University London Center or our World Partner programs FU-BEST Freie University Berlin, Tel Aviv University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and more.
  • Seize an opportunity to spend a semester in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.
  • Explore careers such as music agent, recording artist manager, recording studio manager, music publisher, musician contracting, music licensing coordinator, music agency administrator and more.

Program Information

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The Bandier Program’s curriculum is a rigorous 125 credits based in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and complemented by courses in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences. You’ll have the chance to take courses like Social Media for the Music Business, Entertainment Industry Practicum, Law for the Music and Entertainment Industries, Reconciling Arts and Commerce: Arts Entrepreneurship, Essentials of Marketing, Principles and Practices: Television, Radio, Film Industries and more.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Study the music industry in emerging global markets

Bandier Immersion Trips

The Bandier Program immersion trip provides an opportunity to study the culture and business of the world’s most pivotal emerging music markets. Recent trips have included stops in China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. Students meet with industry leaders and professionals based in the region.

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