WWI- Whistling Woods International

Film City Complex, Aarey Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400065


The Whistling Woods International, Mumbai (commonly known as WWI) was established in 2006. It is an Institute for Communication, Creative Arts, Design Media and Filmmaking. Over the years, it has become a pride for India as it has become Asia’s largest Institute for Communication, Creative Arts, Design, Media and Filmmaking. The founder of WWI is Subhas Ghai, one of Bollywood’s most famous filmmakers.

The Institute offers several programmes with 3 months to 4 years duration. Several schools are housed under WWI, and all of the major specialisations in Communication, Creative Arts, Design, Media and Filmmaking are offered in these schools. The schools include Actor’s Studio, School of Animation & Game Design, School of Design, School of Event Management, School of Fashion, School of Filmmaking, School of Media & Communication, School of Music, Short Course Unit, Virtual Academy and Vocational Course.

The programmes offered in WWI housing various schools are affiliated with Tata Institute of Social Science and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. The Institute has achieved significant heights of success in the past few years, and in 2020, it was ranked 27th for Fashion Design by India Today. 

Apart from the Design Industry, the Institute has also achieved a lot in the filmmaking department. It was amongst the top 10 filmmaking schools in 2010 by The Hollywood Reporter. These achievements are made possible due to the excellent and brilliant minds that are at play in the faculty. The faculty of each school are well-experienced in their respective field of study and give students the maximum opportunity to learn the best from the classroom sessions. 


Name of the InstituteIIRF Ranking 2023
WWI - Whistling Woods International, Mumbai# 8

Courses Offered

Various types of programmes are offered by Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, in different types of fields. The courses offered by WWI is given below in a table. 


School of Filmmaking

BSc/BA in Filmmaking with Specialisations (3 years)
BA in Screenwriting (3 years)
Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting (3 years)
Diploma in Screenwriting (1 year)
MA in Filmmaking with Specialisation (2 years)


Actor’s Studio

BA in Acting (3 years)
Advanced Diploma in Acting (2 years)


School of Media & Communication

BBA in Media & Communication (3 years)
MBA in Media & Entertainment (2 years)


School of Event Management

BBA in Event Management (3 years)
MBA in Event Management and Experiential Marketing (2 years)
School of Design Integrated BA + PG Diploma in Visual Communication Design (4 years)


School of Fashion

BA in Fashion Design (3 years)
MA in Costume Design (2 years)


School of Animation & Game Design

Integrated BSc + PG Diploma in Animation (4 years)
Integrated BSc + PG Diploma in Game Design (4 years)
School of MusicBA in Music Production & Composition (3 years)


Virtual Academy 

Direction (3-months certificate programme)
Sound Design (3-months certificate programme)
Screenwriting (3-months certificate programme)
Advanced Certificate Programme in Series Writing (6 months)
Short Course UnitThe short programme gives amateurs and professionals a great opportunity to learn everything about different subjects


Vocational Education

TISS SVE 3-months programme
TISS SVE 6-moths programme

Course Highlights

  • The WWI offers Short Term Courses for those students who want to identify their passion and create their own path by making the best career choices.
  • Short courses like Screenwriting, Series Writing, Direction and Sound Design Courses of 3 to 6 months are offered under the Virtual Academy.
  • The Institute was ranked 27th for the Fashion Design Programme by India Today in 2020, and so it is evident that it offers Fashion Design Courses that are world-class in its approach.
  • Diploma Courses are also offered under some of WWI’s five schools. These courses are made keeping in mind the aim to educate and give a top-class experience to individuals in their choice of field.

Admission Process 

For the Visual Communication Design Programme, there are, in total, 40 seats allotted for students. Candidates who have passed their 10+2 or its equivalent from any of the recognised boards can apply online through the official website. After applying online, candidates will need to go through a series of tests called the General Aptitude Test (GAT), the Creativity Ability Test (CAT), Personal Statement of Purpose (SOP). Finally, the tests will be followed by a personal interview round. 

The Bachelor’s Degree Course in Fashion Design also follows the same procedure for admission except that it has 75 seats in total. The Master’s Degree Course in Fashion Design has 15 seats and the same admission procedure. 


The Internship and Placement Cell at the WWI offers great opportunities and assistance for the students of their Institute. Some of the most prominent companies who have recruited students from WWI, Mumbai are:

  • Disney
  • Hungama Digital
  • The Glitch
  • Media.net
  • Exceed
  • Red Chillies
  • Republic TV
  • PVR
  • Sony Music
  • Wizcraft
  • The Social Street
  • EMCW
  • Carnival
  • Arre

Result and Cut-off

The WWI, Mumbai houses several schools under it, namely, Actor’s Studio, School of Animation & Game Design, School of Design, School of Event Management, School of Fashion, School of Filmmaking, School of Media & Communication and School of Music. All these schools have the same requirement for getting admission, i.e., having passed in 10+2 or its equivalent from any recognised board and getting qualified in a series of tests conducted by WWI. This series of tests include the General Aptitude Test (GAT), the Creativity Ability Test (CAT), Personal Statement of Purpose (SOP). The tests are followed by a personal interview round as the last phase of the admission process. 

Alumni Network

WWI is promoted by the famous filmmaker Subhash Ghai, and the alumnus of the Institute remain in touch with it. Many of the emerging actors have been produced from the actor’s studio of WWI, and their portfolio is presented in the actor’s gallery of the official website of the college. Other than that, from all the other departments, the alumni network stays well connected with the college and the faculty and often comes to conduct workshops and help their fellow junior mates. 

Campus Facilities

The campus of Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, is located in Goregaon East and is spread across 5.5 acres of area. The campus is designed in a way that it fulfils all the requirements of the students from every department. It also provides various accommodation options for its students in the vicinity of the campus in residential complexes such as Gokuldham, Nagari Nivara Parishad, Mantri Park, and Dindoshi. 

Apart from the accommodation, the technical facilities at the WWI are on par with the international standards, which is why it was amongst the top filmmaking schools in 2010 by The Hollywood Reporter. Students from the institute graduate as sound artists and technicians that help them become the best persona in the industry. 

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