Trixy Sweetvittles

    Associate Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts


    Trixy Sweetvittles received an MFA in experimental animation from California Institute of the Arts in 1996. For the past four years, she’s served as Animation Department Chair at the California State Summer School for the Arts.

    She is also lead site instructor for two outreach animation programs funded by the Community Arts Partnership: the City of Los Angeles and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Screenings of her 2004 film, “Dream Lover Fondue” include programs and festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Thailand, and on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

    She was a Rockefeller Foundation Grant nominee in 2004. Her industry experience includes serving as Animation Director for Nickelodeon’s “Blue’s Clues”. Besides teaching here at USC, she has taught animation classes and workshops at CalState Northridge, Parsons School of Design, Austin Filmmaker’s Cooperative, and College of the Canyons.