2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jan 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recording and Entertainment Industries, BS

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226 Smith Hall, 315-443-1388

Bill Werde, Bandier Program Director, bwerde@syr.edu

Lisa Steele, Asst. Director of Bandier Program, llsteele@syr.edu


Ulf Oesterle. William Werdle


The Bandier Program in Recording and Entertainment Industries is a multidisciplinary program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, and includes an understanding of music, communications, business, and entrepreneurship. It provides a global view of music and its role in entertainment media, with a focus on emerging trends and technologies and the ways in which these shape careers as well as best practices in the music business. In addition to the Newhouse core curriculum, the program relies on coursework in the Whitman School of Management, the Setnor School of Music, and the College of Arts and Sciences. This program draws the top executives in the music business as guest lecturers on a weekly basis, and embraces a hands-on approach to learning the business, structured around three internships and a project/portfolio-based capstone project. Using industry-leading alumni and friends, plus the University’s vast resources, this unique program prepares students to compete in the fast-paced, ever-evolving entertainment industry. The Bandier Program has been designed with input from some of the most respected executives in music and entertainment. These high-ranking leaders, many of whom are alumni, are committed to ongoing involvement with the Bandier program.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the Recording and Entertainment Industries major will achieve the learning outcomes listed in the Newhouse School Educational Mission  

Major Requirements


*COM 346 - Race, Gender, and the Media or COM 348 - Beauty and Diversity in Fashion Media can be used to satisfy the diversity requirement instead of COM 344 and an approved course in the College of Arts and Sciences.

**Students will take BAN 201 for .5 credits for six semesters. The course will include a recitation for Bandier students.

Capstone Requirement (3 credits)

Global Experience

Internships (3 credits)

Students are encouraged to take real-life experiences in the form of internships (experience credit), to pursue particular areas of interest within the industry. Students must take three separate internships. These can be a mixture of non-credit and credit, but total 3 credits of BAN 403 at completion of degree.

Newhouse Electives (4 credits)

Students must complete 4 credits of electives, choosing from courses in the Newhouse school.

Specialization (18 credits)

Instead of a minor, students in the Bandier Program must complete a professionally oriented specialization, which is comprised of courses from the School of Management, the Setnor School of Music, and the Communications and Rhetorical Studies department in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Total: 42 Newhouse credits required

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