Syracuse University has announced the relocation of the prestigious Martin Bandier Program for the Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the College of Visual and Performing Arts to the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, as reported by Billboard. The move houses the Bandier program alongside nationally ranked programs in broadcast journalism, television, radio and film, and newspaper and online journalism.
Joining the Newhouse School ensures that non-performance students interested in pursuing careers in the music industry have a variety of options to conduct interdisciplinary studies at Syracuse.
“Over the years, graduates of the Bandier Program have gone on to achieve very successful careers in all sectors of the music industry,” said Martin Bandier (class of ’62) in a statement. “I wanted to ensure that the program will continue to groom our future innovators — students that will lead the trends and growth across all entertainment industries. The Bandier Program is honored to join the Newhouse School, where it will continue to provide curricula that will prepare students for the ever transforming and growing music and entertainment industries.”
The Bandier Program was founded by Mr. Bandier in 2006 and Billboard has ranked it among the top music business schools in the U.S. Students study all aspects of the industry and have the opportunity to take part in internships at leading music companies in New York, Los Angeles and London. They earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in recording and allied entertainment studies.