WWI Virtual Academy is Whistling Woods International’s e-learning platform, where web-based courses on the various aspects of filmmaking will be made available. The course duration has been kept flexible to enable students to learn at their own pace so that they gain maximum out of it.
Established in 2006, Whistling Woods International is Asia’s premier Film, Television, Animation, Communication, Fashion and Media Arts institute headquartered in Mumbai, India. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai and promoted by Mukta Arts Limited, Whistling Woods International (WWI) has been rated as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world in 2014, 2013 & 2010 by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.
Over the past decade, Whistling Woods has offered pioneering education in India in several areas of Film and Media Education , namely:
Producing – WWI started India’s first programme for Producers in 2006
MBA in Media & Entertainment – started India’s first MBA in Media & Entertainment in 2008
Content Creation, Audience Development & Monetisation for YouTube – India’s only institute running this
Google-certified specialised training for digital content creation in association with YouTube, since 2014-15
3D stereoscopic filmmaking – the only school to have a complete 3D stereoscopic filmmaking pipeline, from
camera to screen, since 2010
Media Studies at the high school level – WWI created Media Studies programme for Grade XI & Grade XII
which has been rolled out through the CBSE Board in hundreds of CBSE schools across the country, Since 2010.
WWI Virtual Academy - India’s first online film school:
Taking this history forward and in its continuing endeavour to further the cause of Film and Media Education globally, Whistling Woods International presents its latest pioneering effort - The WWI Virtual Academy - an online educational platform through which Whistling Woods will continue to deliver its unique pioneering world-class education.
The Whistling Woods Virtual Academy is an e-learning platform, which will make available video-based courses in multiple areas of Film and Media Education . These courses have been designed & the content of this course has been designed & prepared by the renowned faculty of Whistling Woods International and will offer a combination of audio-visual playback and online assessments. At WWI Virtual Academy, we make things flexible for students so they learn at their own pace, given their other commitments and availability of time.
The first programme to be launched under The WWI Virtual Academy is the ‘Certificate Course in Film Foundation’ programme. This programme provides learners all the foundation-level knowledge of the 10 primary areas of filmmaking and enables them to commence their filmmaking education at their own pace & choosing. We understand that there are several individuals who are aspirants of a career in film, but have two primary trepidations that hold back their pursuit of career-education in filmmaking. One is that not everyone is able to dedicate their time on a full-time basis for this, given various realities of professional / student life. The second is that they are unsure and unaware of how creatively inclined they are and whether filmmaking is ‘for them’, since their exposure and hence their level of awareness of both the theory and applications of filmmaking knowledge is limited.
The Certificate course in film foundation (online) is designed to overcome both these issues. A combination of over 50 hours of audio-visual material, including both lectures & lecture-demonstrations interspersed by regular assessment of conceptual testing of the learning is available on an incrementally regular basis to learners. They can complete the education at their own pace, as quick as within 6 months and can also spread it out over 12 months.