Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Associate Faculty : Carolyn O'Barr

Carolyn O’Barr is a freelance graphic artist and instructor. She has taught media arts and technology for 15 years, and is proficient in numerous software programs in the Adobe Creative Suite. She also teaches a variety of other topics related to computers, photography, graphic communications and technology. She is proficient on both Macs and PCs and she is an Apple Certified Professional.

Carolyn works with students of all levels, from the computer novice to professionals in the workplace. She is patient and very good at taking complex topics and explaining them in a clear and concise way. These skills are reflected in her well-structured curriculum development. She is responsible for nurturing many students who have become award winners and successful professionals.

Carolyn is a judge at the San Diego County Fair in the Photography and Student Showcase divisions, and the California Mid-state Fair in the Photography division.

Carolyn takes time between classes for exploring new technology, hiking and wildlife photography, and beading.