Department of Music and Entertainment Industries
The Department of Music and Entertainment Industries provides both music and non-music degree programs in music industry and offers courses and minors in music industry for all music majors and other qualified Syracuse University students.
Are you interested in being part of the exciting and fast-paced music and entertainment industries? Our department has been graduating leaders in these industries for more than 40 years! We offer two pathways to careers in the music and entertainment industries. Both programs include internships that will help you prepare for a successful career where you’ll meet with SU alumni who are top leaders in some of the world’s largest and most respected music and entertainment companies.
The bachelor of music is for those students interested in careers that require highly developed musicianship skills. You will pursue a rigorous music curriculum filled with plenty of opportunities to perform. Your business coursework will be focused on the music industry and will include an opportunity to study abroad in London. Alumni have had careers in managing arts organizations, live and recorded music production, publishing, typesetting, instrument manufacturing, retailing, contracting musicians, music industry software development, and many more areas of the industry!
The bachelor of science (B.S.) is offered through the Setnor School of Music's Bandier Program. It is for students focused on careers in such business operations as artist management, marketing, law, merchandising, publishing, venue management, concert promotion, and much more! You will pursue an interdisciplinary, non-performance-based program that includes weekly contact with industry professionals, numerous hands-on learning opportunities, study abroad in London, and an optional semester in Los Angeles.
Minor in Music Industry
The department offers two minors in music industry available to music majors and non-music majors who wish to learn about the creative, business, and legal aspects of the music industry. To enroll in either music industry minor, students must apply to the chair of the Music and Entertainment Industries Department. Auditions for private lessons and ensembles may be required for acceptance into Minor Plan II. The minor program is highly competitive, with a limited number of spaces, and application is encouraged before the beginning of the sophomore year and is required before the beginning of the junior year. Click here for more information. To enroll in one of the music industry minors, contact William DiCosimo.