Institute of Creative Excellence (ICE)
Where the Art makes an Artistic Future
Art is a form of expression that conveys profound emotions, desires, thoughts, concepts in the most beautiful way possible. Artists are a gift to the world, their perspectives are larger than life itself, and they mold, shape, sculpt, and form masterpieces with their innate abilities and authentic demeanor. Following their path of desires and marking their identities on commercial and mainstream platforms, these creators need a helping hand to guide them through their journeys.
Established in 2010, ICE (The Institute of Creative Excellence) is an initiative by Balaji Telefilms’ aimed at creating new talent in the field of Media and Entertainment. It is a platform for aspirants to excel in their dreams and interests while building a robust foundation of industry knowledge and skillsets. Offering students a realm of creative excellence, ICE has become the home of the finest faculties, state-of-the-art infrastructure, learning resources, and holistic self-development.
A complete Media School covering all Genres of Media & Entertainment industry, ICE has achieved International Certification “ISO 9001:2015“on Quality Standards. ICE is Authorized Training Partner of Media & Entertainment Skill Council. MESC is promoted by FICCI & NSDC for implementing Standards, Training, and Accreditation under (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. ICE students receive Dual Certification i.e. ICE Certificate as well as Government Certificate which is Recognized Worldwide.
It has spread its wings across India with centers in different cities like Mumbai, Delhi-Janakpuri, Delhi-South Ex, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pune, Indore, Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Nagpur, Nashik, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Ranchi, Raipur, Allahabad, Jaipur, Jammu
ICE Academic Council
Jeetendra Kapoor, Chairman, ICE Academic Council
One of the most celebrated actors of the Indian Film Fraternity; Jeetendra Kapoor is an evergreen icon of Bollywood. A veteran performer who has done more than 200 films in his decades-long career has bagged many prestigious awards for his acting and dancing performances. Leaving an indelible mark in the Entertainment industry and with a widespread network, he has proven to be extremely propitious for the company. With a high level of dedication and enthusiasm; he is continuously pushing boundaries to open new frontiers.
Ekta Kapoor, Member of ICE Academic Council
The Woman of the Hour known for her charismatic personality and sheer dedication to creative acumen, Ekta Kapoor is a household name in every Indian family. Spearheading the Television industry with her popular dramas, she has transformed the T.V. space and its content with a variety of shows for every audience base. With the highest TRP’s and success rate for each of her shows, she is an absolute game-changer, who is bringing storytelling to life with her creative mindset and skillset.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr Hanumant Sabherwal, Director
Mr. Hanumant Sabherwal brings over 31 years of experience in leadership roles in education industry, media education & corporate Training. He has worked for GAIL, IMS India, Smartprep, Lady Shriram College – Delhi University and Rajasthan Police Training College. Hanumant holds a management degree from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and has completed his Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics, from the University of Delhi.
Mohit Nagpal, Director
Mohit Nagpal’s career journey spreads over a period of 24 years with expertise being in Business Model development and scale up. He carries hands on experience with Brands like Cadbury’s Coca Cola, ICICI, HDFC and SBI. He has worked extensively in building brands in SME segments in Education and Beauty Industry.
An ‘Umbrella’ of Distinct Courses
ICE offers over 20 courses in a thick spread of specializations across five academies, i.e. The Performing Arts Academy, The Filmmaking Academy, The Acting Academy, The Young Stars Academy, and The Supporting Arts Academy. With advanced technology-led processes, the institute offers a blend of perfect online and offline training.
• Full time- Acting, Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Production, Script Writing, Sound Recording, VFX
• Part-time- Acting, Modeling, Editing, Digital Sound, Digital Photography, Ad Film Making, Dance, VFX, Personality Development, Makeup
• Kids programs: Young Stars in Making and Dance Junior
• Special Curated Courses- Celebrity Management & A Short Term Acting Course for Senior Person
ICE is the only institute in the country which offers every possible major specialization in the visual storytelling domain under one roof to nurture next-gen screen stars. The institute’s curriculum is built on strong training techniques and proven methods designed by industry experts. Fostering a student-centric culture, the institute curriculum is built on excellent training techniques and proven methods. To enable the best possible experience, ICE provides a fun-filled learning landscape through each component of the program whether it is course material or the learning format. Providing in-depth support conveniently and efficiently, ICE has a well-defined pro-curriculum-driven cohesive learning program integrated with Instructor-led training (ILT), Computer Based Training (CBT), and Web-Based Training (WBT).
ICE courses are Power Packed including various assignment and exercise to be done in front of camera which gives confidence to students to face camera. Students get to shoot at Professional Set with Crew to understand technicalities of shoot. ICE provides world class facilities, latest equipment like camera & software, in-house editing suite, dubbing & sound recording studio. Students are trained under “Subject Matter Experts” who have carved their names in Media industry.
Bestowing an Array of High-Class Facilities
We aim to be the benchmark for quality talent in the Media and Entertainment Industry.
Acknowledging Art, Media, and Cinema in these modern times, the institute is a beacon for Indian artists to portray their talent on the screen. With a bunch of excellent facilities and resources, ICE proves to be an ideal institute for the Media & Entertainment industry.
• Live Environment: The students have access to Live Sets, where they can learn and explore in a collaborative environment.
• Preferred Partner: ICE is the Preferred Partner of Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures & ALT Balaji for sourcing fresh talents.
• Celebrity Guest Lectures: The institute invites renowned film and television personalities to guide the students. Offering them an interactive learning experience, ICE allows students to discuss and learn from the lectures.
• Top Echelons of the Industry: Over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry, the faculty members of ICE
ICE Advisory Council: The ICE Advisory Council frequently boasts its well-known talented and multifaceted personalities in Indian Cinema. It was established to get stalwarts and industry veterans of various disciplines to help further enhance the course of ICE.
• Celina Jaitly – Popular Indian Film Actress, UN Equality Champion Brand Ambassador, Humanitarian Activist & Writer. She has won the coveted title of “Miss India” & “Miss Universe” Runner Up.
• Shabinaa Khan – Accomplished Producer of movie “Gabbar is Back” & Laxmi. She is also famous Fashion & Costume Designer. Her short movie is set to compete on Biggest Awards Stage in world as India’s eligible entry at 93rd Oscars in 2021.
• Monty Sharma – Music Director & Composer. He has won Filmfare Award & known for blockbuster Black, Devdas, Ramleela.
• Jayesh Sheth – Fashion Photographer. Recipient of Prestigious “Dada Saheb Phalke Award”. He has shot Portfolio of Bollywood as well as Hollywood personalities.
Adhering to an Excellent Value Set
As an Arts & Media institute, ICE trains and hones talent of all students and also acts as a bridge for professionals existing in the industry. With prompt and value-added training, the institute works with a 360-degree approach providing students a one-stop destination with key benefits to growing in their professional and personal life. Here are some of the virtues which ICE sticks to and follows in its daily teaching and learning processes:
• STORYTELLING: We are committed to creating and delivering content that ensures customer delight
• PASSION: Our love for what we do drives us to deliver better than our best
• INTEGRITY: Integrity is key to the way we conduct our business
• COMPASSION: We respect each other and work with our peers to bring out the best in everyone on the team
• EXCELLENCE: We believe in constantly raising the bar. At ICE excellence is the way of life.
Seeking out Win-Win Opportunities
Placements are crucial in this day and time, it helps students set their first and foremost step in the industry and build their wall on these stacking bricks. ICE Launchpad is a robust forum facilitating students in launching their careers in this complex industry. It is the first-ever software-driven placements initiative undertaken by an Indian educational institute. With a wide range of opportunities waiting by the door, the organization has 220+ partners consisting of production houses, editing studios, casting directors, and broadcasting networks. ICE Launchpad has lifetime access for all its students at every stage of their career to secure best-in-class job opportunities.
With the placement cell at ICE, the students have attained top positions in their respective fields and secured a name for themselves with their performance. There are many success stories of ICE graduates accomplishing their dream roles and leading their way to the forefront. The institution is also proud and glad to serve every wise artist trained under their guidance. The several Media Giants like Balaji, Reliance etc. have declared ICE as “Preferred Partner” for Placements.
ICEians have won and featured in many international competitions, film festivals. It has featured in the top slot in many rankings performed by The Knowledge Review, Shiksha.com, Education Brainiac amongst others. Last but not least ICE has 10000+ Alumni, 200+ Placement partners, 100+ batches.
Aiming for a Blockbuster Future
With a vision to be recognized globally as a premier institute for education in the art of Visual Storytelling, ICE inspires Learning, Discovery, Creativity, Innovation, Art of Articulation that primes students to transform the World of Entertainment. It has also steered the aim towards creating an institution that consecutively sets international standards and even goes beyond them. Since its establishment, ICE is proudly serving the global seekers with its quality education for the entire gamut of Media & Entertainment industry-related courses.