2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries, BS

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Ulf Oesterle, Setnor School of Music
207 Crouse College, 315-443-3119, uoesterl@syr.edu


James Abbott, William DiCosimo, Ulf Oesterle, David M. Rezak


The Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries (Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries (RA) is a multidisciplinary program housed within the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The program 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. The program relies on additional coursework in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Whitman School of Management, and the College of Arts and Sciences. A strong liberal arts component rounds out the program. 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 as visiting lecturers in the Soyars Leadership Lecture Series.

Prerequisites for Admission into the Major

There are no audition or performance requirements for admission into the program.

Program Requirements

Music Industry Electives: 8 credits

  • Only MUI or RAE Courses Allowed

Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits

  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Liberal Arts Requirements: 79 credits

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to take real-life experiences in the form of internships (experience credit), and to pursue particular areas of interest within the industry with independent study courses. Juniors and seniors have the option of spending a semester in Los Angeles, California. They are also encouraged to study the rapidly evolving global business environment in London. An LA and/or London semester internship is one of several encouraged and coordinated by the program.

Total Credits Required: 125

Degree Awarded: BS in Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries

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