Whistling Woods International (WWI), Mumbai is Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Creative Arts Institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, WWI is one of the largest and best media institutes in the country. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world. The institute was also awarded Excellence in Creative & Performing Arts at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2019. WWI offers programs that vary in duration from 1 year to 4 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound Recording & Design, Visual Effects, Animation & Game Design, Media Management, Fashion Design, Music Production & Composition, Visual Communication Design and Event Management. All the programs are accredited by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

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Admission to WWI Mumbai is done on the basis of the General Aptitude Test, Creative Ability Test, Personal Statement of Purpose and Personal Interview. Additionally, WWI has provided 90% placement to its students in the previous year. More than 2500 alumni are successfully working in the Media & Entertainment industry. The average package is recorded at INR 4 LPA and the highest package is recorded at IBR 8 LPA. Some of the top employers are Adfactors, Prime Focus, Byjus, Star Network, Lakeshore, etc.

Whistling Woods International Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2006 | Private
Affiliated to Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNYD)
Courses Offered UG, PG & Advanced Diploma
Application Mode | Fees Online | INR 3000
Admission Criteria Entrance Test + SOP + PI
Top Recruiters Kwan Talent Management, Balaji, Arre, Bling Entertainment, Social Kinnect, Mukta A2 Cinema, Greenroom, Perfect Relations, Event Capital
Global Partners Griffith University; The Victora College of Arts; University of Melbourne; TAFE, Sydney; Deakin University, Australia; Bradford College, UK and many more
Facilities Available

Acting & Dance/Yoga Studios, Theatrical Make-up & Costume Rooms, Prop & Costume Storage, Film, Text & Periodical Library, Gymnasium, etc

Official Website https://www.whistlingwoods.net/
Admission Helpdesk 8451803852 | 8451803851 | 8454886604
Location Filmcity Complex, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai 400065, Maharashtra, India

Quick Facts

  • Graduated over 1900 students to date with over 90% gainfully employed with several leading Film & Media organizations in India & overseas.
  • WWI was accepted as a full member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) – a global association of film schools, which lays very high standards on admitting members.
  • WWI is a contributor & advisor to both the Media & Entertainment Skills Council (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) & TISS-SVE (Ministry of Human Resource Development).
  • Scholarships and fee waivers to less-privileged students of over US $ 1 million over the past thirteen years.

Whistling Woods International Rankings and Achievements

  • Recognized as a ‘Great Place to Study’ by Skilltree Knowledge Consortium.
  • 10 Must-Watch Media & Mass Communication Institutions in India, 2019 In Higher Education Digest magazine.
  • Listed by The Knowledge Review Magazine in the list of 10 Most Admired Media & Mass Communication Institutes, 2019.
  • Awarded as the Top Animation Institute with Best Infrastructure in India by Image Planet, at India’s Top Animation Education Institutes Award, 2019.
  • Rated as among the Top Institutes of Influence globally in 2015 by Forbes India.
  • WWI alumni were part of the Oscar Award-winning Animation, Cinematography & VFX teams for ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Life of Pi.’

Schools under Whistling Woods International

The institutes under WWI Mumbai are as follows:

  • School of Creative Arts, Mumbai
  • School of Filmmaking
  • Actor’s Studio
  • School of Media & Communication
  • School of Event Management
  • School of Design
  • School of Fashion
  • School of Animation
  • School of Music

Check: WWI Mumbai Departments

Whistling Woods International Courses

WWI Mumbai offers UG, PG and Diploma Courses in the discipline of Filmmaking, Mass Communication, Event Management, Fashion, Design, etc. Tabulated below are the details for the same:

Course Specialization Eligibility
B.Sc/B.A Filmmaking Direction 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board
Production Design
Sound Recording & Design
B.A Screenwriting
Fashion Design
Music Production & Composition
BBA Media & Communication, Event Management
MBA Media & Enterntainment, Event Management & Experiential Marketing Graduation from a recognized university and relevant work experience
M.A Filmmaking Direction Graduation from a recognized university
Sound Recording & Design
MA Costume Design
Advanced Diploma Screenwriting 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board
Diploma Screenwriting 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board and should have published articles/ blogs/ short stories/ novels/ script
Integrated B.A + PG Diploma Visual Communication Design 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board
Integrated B.Sc/B.A + PG Diploma Animation, Game Design

Check: WWI Mumbai Courses and Fees

Candidates must visit the college website to fill the application form.

How to Apply?

  • Fill up the form correctly and pay the fees of INR 3000 through the online payment gateway and download the acknowledgment slip.
  • After receiving the application fees, the college will inform the applicants to appear for the required entrance test, group discussion/ personal Interview.
  • Applicants must visit the college campus on the stipulated dates.

The final selection will be done on the basis of the following tests:

Course Selection Criteria
B.A/ B.Sc
  • GAT: General Aptitude Test
  • CAT: Creative Ability Test
  • SOP: Personal Statement of Purpose
  • P.I: Personal Interview
Integrated Program

Whistling Woods International Placement

WWI Mumbai has a placement cell that provides various training to students for their on-campus recruitment. The cell bridges a gap between the media industry and students. The institute organizes various training sessions for students and also provides summer internships to them. The Placement Cell including the faculty members helps the students build their resumes and identify roles they could intern in and source internships for them based on their preferences and interests. The BBA and PGD students are encouraged to take up 6-8 weeks of industry internship in between their course during their summer break. The BBA students take up an internship between the second and third year and the PGD students take up an internship between their first and the second year. Some of the placement highlights are:

  • Highest Package: INR 8 LPA
  • Average Package: INR 4 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: Matter Advisors, Weber Shandwick, Adfactors, The Digital Street Creativeland Advertising Pvt. Ltd, Adfactors, Prime Focus, Byjus, Star Network, Lakeshore and many more.

Whistling Woods International Facilities

The sprawling campus of WWI is fitted with top-of-the-line equipment in well-maintained & designated areas. This ensures that students imbibe the academic and tactical aspects of their curriculum. Some of them are as follows:

  • 40 Classrooms - acoustically paneled with projection & audio systems
  • 3 Foundation lecture halls
  • 9 Workshop rooms
  • 5 Acting & Dance/Yoga studios
  • Theatrical make-up & costume rooms
  • Prop & Costume storage
  • Film, Text & Periodical library 
  • Gymnasium
  • Cafeteria
  • ATM

Whistling Woods International Faculty

WII Mumbai has a total of 70 faculty members out of which 6 have PhD. It has diverse faculty of highly qualified and experienced faculty members. The faculty is known for its leadership in education. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields. The institute has a team of highly qualified faculty members, the majority of them have a long teaching experience and are associated with the institution for many years.

Check: WWI Mumbai Faculty

Whistling Woods International FAQs

Ques. What is the intake capacity for BBA & PGD at WWI Mumbai?

Ans. The intake capacity for BBA & PGD at WWI is as follows:

  • BBA: 130
  • PGD: 80

Ques. What is the reservation criteria for admission to Whistling Woods International?

Ans. As per Government of India norms, 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservations are available to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer) respectively, for each of the programs. In addition, supernumerary seats are allocated to Persons With Disabilities (3%), Kashmiri migrants (1%) and children of the Armed Forces Employees (5%).

Ques. What is the specialization offered under PGD Media & Entertainment at WWI Mumbai?

Ans. The specialization offered under PGD Media & Entertainment is Audio Video Production, Journalism, PR, Events & Corporate Communications, Advertising & Brand Management.

Ques. What is the weightage criteria for selection?

Ans. The weightage criteria for selection is tabulated below:

Parameters Weightage (%)
General Aptitude Test (GAT) 30
Creative Ability Test (CAT) 20
Personal Statement of Purpose (SOP) 20
Personal Interview (PI) 30

Ques. What is the procedure for cancellation of admission at Whistling Woods International?

Ans. In case of cancellation of admission by a candidate, after the closing date of admissions, the Application fee paid by him/ her will not be refunded.