Bandier Program

The Martin Bandier Program for the Music Business and Entertainment Industries combines the academic disciplines of the business of music, media, marketing, and entrepreneurship alongside hands-on experiences to prepare students for a successful career in the music industry.

A photo of students producing in a studio control room.

If you have a passion for music, but aren’t necessarily a performer, and you want an exciting career in the music industry, the Bandier Program’s undergraduate degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Individualized Approach

The highly selective Bandier Program, with its 25 admitted students per year, sets students on a path toward successful career placement through formal, informal and experiential learning opportunities. Due to its small class size, the Bandier Program provides students with individual guidance academically as well as career-oriented paths based on each student’s interests.  With its established reputation in the music and entertainment industries, the Bandier Program maintains close ties with industry executives and leaders across all areas where music and the media intersect. Engagement with the industry is necessary for maintaining the Bandier Program’s excellence in classroom education and in the field. The Bandier Program also has a strong alumni network that works with the program and current students on mentoring, as well as providing assistance with internship and job placements.

Multidisciplinary means a broader vision

Accessing the talent and knowledge found in colleges across the Syracuse University campus, Bandier Program students call Newhouse home, but experience different perspectives and focuses through select courses in three other colleges; Visual and Performing Arts, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and College of Arts and Sciences. By incorporating the strengths and expertise of other disciplines, the Bandier Program gives its students access to a broad spectrum of experience and modes of thought—exactly what the modern executive needs to navigate an ever-changing landscape of emerging technologies and business models.  Students also have the ability to incorporate study-away semesters in music cities such as Los Angeles, London and other SUAbroad participating locations. 

The Martin Bandier Program for the Music Business and Entertainment Industries was made possible through a generous gift from Syracuse University Trustee and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier ’62.

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