Winged Victory | Crouse College

Students currently attending Syracuse University who are interested in applying for an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) into the College of Visual and Performing Arts must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend an IUT Information Session at 305 Crouse College. Information session dates for the spring 2017 semester are:
    • Friday, February 10: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday, February 21: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 7: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    • Friday, March 24: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 11: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for all programs.
  • Submit a completed IUT application to the SU:VPA Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College.
  • Complete program-specific additional requirements as listed below.

Admission for all programs is on a space-available basis.

Additional Requirements:

School of Art, School of Design, and Department of Transmedia

A portfolio is required for all programs.

View portfolio requirements.

Department of Drama

Additional requirements for specific programs are as follows:

  • Acting: audition
  • Musical theater: audition
  • Stage management: portfolio
  • Theater design and technology: portfolio
  • B.S. in drama (theater management): essay and interview

View audition and portfolio requirements.

Setnor School of Music

Additional requirements for specific programs are as follows:

Composition, Music Education, Music Industry, Performance

An audition is required.​

View audition requirements.


In order to transfer into the Bandier Program, whether an IUT or an external transfer student, a spot must open up within the program.

The Bandier Program has more than a 90 percent retention rate. Students do not leave the program often, and when they do, there are usually several students waiting to take their spot.

If you are a current Syracuse University student and would like to put yourself in a position to be considered for one of these spots, the procedure is:

  • Attend one of our college’s IUT meetings (see dates at the top of this page)
  • Write an essay of 500 words or fewer explaining:
    • why you want to transfer into the Bandier Program,
    • what you are currently doing to advance your music business aspirations, and
    • what you see yourself doing once you enter the music business.
  • Bring your essay to 200 Crouse College (SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs) and ask to fill out an “IUT Form.”
  • Fill out the form, and hand the form and your essay back to the person at the desk.

If you are an external transfer student, you will apply to Syracuse University and list the B.S. in recording and allied entertainment industries (the Bandier Program) as your program of choice, being sure to adhere to all application deadlines.

At the end of each semester, if someone has left the program, the program’s director will go through all of the IUT forms and external applications and choose someone for that spot. If no one left the program, there is no spot, and no additional students will be considered for the program. There are other great options at SU for involvement in the music industry, though: 

  • If you are a classically trained musician, you can audition for the B.M. in music industry program, which shares much of its curriculum with the students in the Bandier Program.
  • You could opt to interview for our music industry minor, a 21-credit minor from which the Bandier Program was grown. Again, this shares curriculum with the B.M. and the B.S. (Bandier) and can be done with nearly any major across campus—and pairs particularly well with some programs in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Contact Professor Bill DiCosimo, coordinator.
  • You could get involved with organizations like the Concert Board (the group on campus which arranges for larger musical acts to come on campus), WERW (the radio station), and more.
  • Some courses are open to any Syracuse student:
    • MUI 310 Soyars Leadership Lecture Series, 1 credit, weekly music business executives
    • MUI 320 Music Enterprise Laboratory, 3 credits, Marshall Street Records or Syracuse University Recordings (two student-run music companies)

Long before the Bandier Program existed, Syracuse was educating the future executives, producers, supervisors, managers, etc. of the music industry, so make sure to explore all of your options!    

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Fall deadline: March 15

Spring deadline: October 15

Download and submit the completed questionnaire below with IUT application.

CRS Transfer Intent Questionnaire