Duane Gardella

Duane M. Gardella

Department of Drama


Office: C107
Office Phone: (619) 388-3594
Office Hours: M/W 8:30-9:30 T/TH 6:00-7:00, 10:00-11:00


DRAMA 123 & 126 Beginning & Advanced Stagecraft
DRAMA 129 Scenic Painting DRAMA 251 Rehearsal, Production & Performance
RTVC 126 Art Direction for Film & Television
RTVC 128 Lighting for Film & Television

Professional Background

Master of Fine Arts - Theatre Design University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts University of California, Los Angeles
Associates in Arts - Theatre Technology, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, Ca


Designer for the Drama Department Productions. Professor of Design and Technical Theatre in Drama and The Film and Television Department.


Full-time faculty San Diego City College / Member, American Federation of Teachers Freelance Art Director / Scenic Artist / Art Directors Guild & Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists, IATSE Local 800 ( Inactive ) Twenty years experience in the Los Angeles Theatre, Film and Television industry San Diego work includes designing the decor for Bravo, a performance oriented fundraiser for the Arts of San Diego, industrial shows for the convention center and the 2009 Award winning float for the Martin Luther King Parade. Previous teaching positions, Columbia School of Broadcasting, Los Angeles Valley College and Muhlenburg College.