Bandier Program

The Bandier Program combines the study of the business of music, media, marketing and entrepreneurship with hands-on experiences to prepare students for a successful career in the music industry.

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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 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 students experience different perspectives and foci through select courses in Newhouse as well as three other colleges: the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the 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 may also choose to spend a semester studying in Los Angeles, London or other SU Abroad locations.

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

Bandier Program students who matriculated in fall 2017 or earlier, please visit the VPA website for program requirements>>

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