Our academic affiliations ensure that you will have exposure to centres of excellence across places in the world – Australia, Europe, North America – and an opportunity to augment your degree qualifications.

The Whistling Woods International Affiliations department works actively with film schools around the world to create opportunities for students wishing to gain international exposure and degree qualifications.

WWI has alliances with several reputed institutions abroad as Principal Partners for advanced standing for graduate and post graduate programmes, student exchanges and active study groups. These include Edith Cowan University, Deakin University, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Met Film School, University of Hertfordshire, Bournemouth University, Teesside University, London College of Communications, Screen Academy of Scotland (United Kingdom), the Netherlands Film and Television Academy (The Netherlands), and School of Visual Arts (United States of America).

ECV, a leading Design School headquartered in Paris, France providing global standard of education in Design aesthetics, methodology and, production has partnered with Whistling Woods International and launched Whistling Woods International School of Design, a one-of-its-kind institute, which offers Bachelor’s in Visual Communication and Design, a comprehensive three year programme.

WWI also has partners for short customized courses, workshops, shared library resources, and student and faculty exchanges. These In Line Partners include; Syracuse University (USA), Bradford College, Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Portsmouth (UK), and Norsk Film Institute (Norway).

Apart from these tie-ups, WWI has also conducted many exchange activities with students of other international universities such as collaborating with Bradford College UK and New York University’s Tisch School of Arts (Asia) on joint film projects, and with students from other global institutes attending sessions in the WWI campus, while WWI students have attended courses on campuses abroad.

CILECT

CILECT is an Industry Body Partner of Whistling Woods International.

Deakin University, Australia
Deakin University Australia formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI diploma holders. All undergraduate Whistling Woods students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of Deakin University’s Bachelor of Film and Digital Media with a selection in Animation or Film Majors. Students who have completed their 2 year specialisation in Acting from Whistling Woods International can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of Deakin University’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama). To search for suitable courses visit: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/courses Whistling Woods International and Deakin University also run an exchange program that allows students to spend 1 extra semester in Australia.

Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley, Western Australia

Edith Cowan University formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner, and provides advance standing for Whistling Woods International Screenwriting diploma holders.

Whistling Woods International students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the second year of Edith Cowan University’s Bachelor of Writing.

Griffith University, Australia

Griffith University Australia formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI diploma holders. Whistling Woods students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of Griffith University’s Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production or Bachelor of Animation.

Students interested in obtaining the latter degrees from Griffith can enrol in the February intake (semester I) and in the July intake (semester II) and select approximately 8 courses offered by the program.

To search for suitable courses visit:http://www.griffith.edu.au/programsandcourses/

Whistling Woods International and Griffith University also run an exchange program that allows students to spend 1 semester in Australia.

Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, UK

Leeds Metropolitan University is an In Line Partner of Whistling Woods International. Second year students from the Bachelor of Film & Moving Image Production program at Northern Film School attended Bollywood Snapshots. During their month of study at Whistling Woods International in 2008, Leeds students studied various aspects of Indian Cinema and completed a practical project where students wrote, produced and edited a short film.

Portsmouth University, Portsmouth

Portsmouth University and Whistling Woods International have collaborated on an intensive training focused on management skills in creative industries. Every year, students of Portsmouth University’s MA (Creative & Cultural Leadership) spend one week at WWI to learn about leadership for creative industries. The next course has been planned for January 2010.

Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia

Queensland University of Technology recognises Whistling Woods International as a co-operative educational institute.

QUT and WWI agree to develop joint ventures between student bodies, to exchange materials and publications of common interest, and to explore future credit transfers between both institutes’ film programs.

Sydney TAFE

Sydney TAFE is an affiliate of Whistling Woods International for Fashion.

Syracuse University

Syracuse University is an In Line Partner of Whistling Woods International. Undergraduate and Graduate students from the Television, Radio and Film program New House School attend WWI Bollywood Snapshots: SU Internships. During their month of study and Internship at Whistling Woods International, Syracuse students visit Mumbai’s historical and cultural sites, interact with Media professionals, learn about movie production in Mumbai and work as interns in main production houses.

University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire UK formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI diploma holders. Whistling Woods students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of University of Hertfordshire’s Bachelor of Film and Television Documentary, Bachelor of Film and Television Entertainment, Bachelor of Film and Television Fiction.

Students interested in obtaining the latter degrees from University of Hertfordshire will enroll in the September intake and follow the courses included in the third year of the selected BA.

To search for suitable courses, visit: http://www.herts.ac.uk/home-page.cfm

Victoria College of the Arts

Victoria College of the Arts is an affiliate of Whistling Woods International.

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

WWI always strives to give our students the latest & best when it comes to technology, often times before the industry has it. This is a key factor that has caused WWI alumni to be so heavily recruited by the industry.

Over the past 13 years, there are several pioneering technologies & workflows, which WWI, in partnership with several tech giants, has introduced to the Indian Film & Media Industry. Some of these partnerships have also resulted in WWI setting up Technology Innovation & Development Labs on campus:

  • The Sony Media Tech Center: The global technology major, Sony, has recognised WWI as a leader in the media education sector and decided to partner with us to setup its third global Sony Media Technology Centre (SMTC). The SMTC at WWI focuses on new and emerging technologies & workflows in the fields of Digital Cinematography, as well as 4k Exhibition and Broadcast. Apart from equipping the campus with the latest technology, Sony also stations their global subject matter experts on campus from whom Whistling Woods management, faculty and students learn a great deal
  • The YouTube Space & The YouTube Educator Lab: Global media giant Google has partnered with Whistling Woods to set up The YouTube Space Mumbai in the Whistling Woods campus
  • In 2015, Red Digital Cinema partnered with Whistling Woods to set up Asia’s first RedEducation platform
  • In 2015, Foxconn – the world’s largest electronics manufacturer partnered with Whistling Woods to set up the FoxConn Media Lab to promote content creation for digital platforms
  • WWI and Reliance Jio have partnered to launch a Virtual Reality Lab aimed at creating the first generation of cinematic VR filmmakers from India

In addition to the above, WWI also has extremely valuable Technology Partnerships with several other global Tech Giants in the Film & Media Space. The list, while being long, is also ever-growing…