The Actors’ Studio has been set up with an objective to help aspiring actors get a holistic understanding of Acting, by teaching them the various nuances of acting primarily for cinema, while also equipping students with the understanding and nuances of other allied acting methods. Students pursuing this course can build an acting career in films, theater and television.
The degree course in Acting is accredited by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development.
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What are the different programmes offered at the WWI Actors’ Studio?
The two courses offered at the WWI Actors’ Studio are:
BA in Acting | 3 Years
A training ground as well as an educational platform for the student actors. It teaches the art and craft of acting, primarily for the cinema, but also for other allied acting careers. The course also addresses the overall development of the individual and makes them more confident and skilled.
Advanced Diploma in Acting | 2 Years
An intensive and practical programme that teaches the art and craft of acting, primarily for cinema, but also for other allied acting careers in television, advertising, OTT, emerging media, theatre & the voice-over industry ensuring that students are carefully nurtured, and their individual abilities and talents are honed and trained.
What accreditation does the WWI Actors’ Studio have?
Whistling Woods International is approved by UGC and recognised by AICTE. Furthermore, all programmes are offered under an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) – an Institute of National Importance.
What is the duration of the different acting programmes at WWI?
The duration for Bachelor of Arts in Acting course is 3 years (6 semesters) and the Advanced Diploma in Acting course is for 2 years (4 semesters).
Do I need to have acting experience to enrol at the WWI Actors’ Studio?
No prior experience in acting is required. For BA in Acting, a student requires a qualification of 10+2 IBDP or equivalent from any recognised board /university and should possess beginner or intermediate level English language proficiency.
The Advanced Diploma in Acting requires the qualification of being a graduate from any recognised board /university and beginner or intermediate level English language proficiency.
How do I decide which acting programme to enrol for?
All programmes don’t require a prior knowledge in acting and teach the art and craft of acting primarily for cinema, but also for other allied acting careers in television, OTT, advertising, theatre & the voice-over industry. However, all programmes would have an entry level qualification requirement. The BA would be generally more aimed to the younger audience and an Advanced Diploma course would require a deeper commitment, rigour, professionalism and maturity.
Why is WWI considered to be the best acting institute in India?
Whistling Woods International since its inception in 2006 has produced stellar talent in the acting space. Our faculty members are industry experts who help the students realise their dreams and also make them understand the nuances behind this art and craft. Students are not only taught the ancient wisdom of Indian acting techniques like the Natyashastra but also engage in cultural exchange and learning through our international partner universities. Students learn in a vibrant creative arts environment and get a platform to display their talent in theatre, emerging media and diverse student films made on campus. The connections they make on campus within all schools lead to professional careers in the industry in the near future.