Syracuse University

Newhouse School of Public Communications

Audio Arts


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master’s program in audio arts offers students the opportunity to learn about and gain skills in the music industry and audio arts fields. The program offers students four vibrant fields at the intersection of music and media: music industry studies, sound production and recording arts, radio horizons, and music video. Students from many backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including those with experience or undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts, music industry, music performance, music technology/engineering. Required courses will provide foundations common to all directions of audio arts study, while electives will allow you to tailor your program of study to best meet your individual goals. You will begin your studies in July and complete the program upon the successful completion of a capstone and internship the following summer. Based on your experience, undergraduate and graduate coursework you will work with advisors to determine your preferences and trajectory. A cross-disciplinary program between the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the program builds upon Syracuse University’s legacy of leadership in music and entertainment industries. Students will have access to resources in both colleges and across campus, including the Belfer Audio Archive and Recording Studio and the cutting-edge Dick Clark Studios. There are additional opportunities to work with local music recording businesses and studios. Students will benefit from connecting to the network of successful Syracuse University alumni working in the many diverse audio arts fields.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Newhouse is accredited by ACEJMC.

International Student Requirements:

International students must submit a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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