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Whistling Woods International School of Media & Communication, Mumbai

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Promoted by Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, Mukta Arts Limited & Filmcity Mumbai, Whistling Woods International is Asia's largest Film, Television, Animation and Media Arts institute, providing world-class education in all technical and creative aspects of filmmaking and television. The 20-acre campus is based in Mumbai's Film & Television Production centre Filmcity, and offers courses that vary in duration from 10 months to 30 months, both full-time and part time in nature. All major specializations of the Media & Entertainment industry are catered to, including Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting and Sound as well and Television & Broadcasting Studies. Whistling Woods International also offers, in association with Manipal University, India's first MBA in the Media & Entertainment.
The full-time faculty of Whistling Woods International is a body of academics and industry professionals like Subhash Ghai, Rajen Kothari, Anjum Rajabali, Rakesh Ranjan, with regular guest lectures by leading Indian & International filmmakers, actors & technicians. Well known Industry professionals and filmmakers who have visited the Institute and interacted with the students include Rakeysh Mehra, Vishal Bharadwaj, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Farhan Akhtar, Ashok Amritraj, Shyam Benegal, Farah Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Ratna Pathak Shah, Danny Boyle, Steve Barron, Rajkumar Hirani, Nagesh Kukunoor and many more.
The curriculum at Whistling Woods International is a unique hybrid of theoretical and practical aspects combining art with business principles for all specializations. As part of the 2-year filmmaking courses, each student undergoes 1-year of 'Basics of Filmmaking' education in which each student learns the basics of all aspects of filmmaking. Students also study several co-curricular faculties like Film Appreciation, International Art, Literature & Culture, Production Design & Music.
The courses at Whistling Woods International are designed to ensure that the students' learnings are collaborative and industry oriented.
These unique elements in teaching methodology has seen Whistling Woods International's student body growing from strength to strength over the past three years. Almost 15% of the student body now comprises of International students from countries like USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Mauritius and many more who choose Whistling Woods International over the multiple film-studies options available in their countries.
The Institute is highly committed to ensuring that it's students move into the industry in creative and rewarding areas of employment both in India and globally. Student placements have been initiated with several leading media organisations like Aamir Khan Productions, BIG Animation, Balaji Telefilms, Dharma Productions, Excel Entertainment, Fox Star Studios India, Mukta Arts Limited, Paprikaas, Red Chillies Entertainment, Reliance BIG Entertainment, Walkwater Films and several more.
Whistling Woods International has initiated affiliations with several International film schools. These include pioneering activities in India like credits transfer and International student co-productions. Some of the schools that are affiliated with the Institute are Deakin College Australia, Griffith College Australia, Bradford College UK, Syracuse University USA & NYU Tisch Singapore.

Courses

WWI School of Animation
Animation is all about bringing ideas to life with passion, creativity and the application of technology. At the WWI School of Animation, the education model emphasizes a combination of creative individual expression and technical skills, with a story-telling approach that makes it unique. In developing the "complete professional, well-rounded in all areas of the pipeline", the WWI School of Animation provides an innovative, intensive studio environment; an artistic experience; and engagement with the world at large.
The WWI School of Animation welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, the fresh graduates as well as those with prior experience in the field; and focuses on honing their skills to finesse. The faculty, professionals from the Indian and global animation industry, add a wealth of experience to the well defined curriculum. The sound technical and infrastructural facilities are a benchmark by themselves, ensuring that the students learn on the best equipment. The Institute creates for its students a learning network enabling them to receive live action inputs which sets them a cut above their peers in the industry. Every aspect within the Institute reflects a deep commitment towards creating a well-rounded animator with a qualification that is competency based to exceed the standards of dynamic animation industry.

Courses available:
- Diploma in Visual effects - VFX
- Advanced Diploma in The Art & Technique of Animation
- Diploma in The Art & Technique of Animation
- Certificate Course in Animation
- Certificate Course for 'Specialisation' (for working professionals)
- Certificate Course in Basics of Animation
- Certificate Course animation film making
- Certificate Course in 3D Animation
- Advance Certificate Course 3D Animation

WWI School of Film Making
Whistling Woods International (WWI) is renowned for programmes and courses that are intensive and offer world-class education in all aspects of film and television production. All our programmes are based on motion picture studies in theory, practical exercises and hands-on producing. The learning takes place in a professional environment, where students learn from working professionals and the stalwarts of the industry. WWI is distinguished by its unique in-depth specialisation programmes.
Everything within the spectacular Whistling Woods International campus, such as its facilities, studios, whole range of producing cameras and equipment, faculty, weekly celebrity master classes, specialisation curricula, student productions and advanced student learning are a thorough preparation for the students to embark on their professional film, media and entertainment careers. All the divisions - WWI School of Filmmaking, WWI School of Animation, WWI Actors' Studio, WWI School of Broadcasting, WWI Media Management Studies and WWI Professional Development Programmes - equip the students with the necessary skills and expertise required for the professional world.

Contact

Contact No.: 9373311239, 7709153239
Email: calvin.maben@whistlingwoods.net
Website: www.whistlingwoods.net
Address: Whistling Woods International,Film City, Goregaon East,Mumbai,India-400065
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