EMI Music Publishing Co-Chairman/CEO and Syracuse University alumnus Martin Bandier was on hand at SU London to celebrate the launch of the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries.
Funded through a gift by Bandier, the program prepares students for a career in the music business. It blends music, communications, business and entrepreneurship curricula into a 128-credit program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates of the new Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries gain a thorough understanding of these industries, the media, business, music and the liberal arts.
As a program geared toward the non-performer, the Bandier program uniquely includes options for various credit-bearing experiential learning opportunities, such as internships in entertainment booking, promotions and public relations, radio and television studios, and record label development, as well as on-campus supervised extracurricular activities that might not normally bear academic credit. Seniors will also be encouraged to spend their fall semester in London, which will provide an international practical internship experience within an industry that has increasingly become more global.