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Ryan Cranfill

Ryan Cranfill (B.A., 2012 – Acoustics Concentration)



Hailing from Lexington, Kentucky, Ryan Cranfill is an Audio Arts & Acoustics student, graduating in May 2012 with a concentration in Acoustics and a minor in Mathematics. Growing up, Ryan always seemed to have a knack for math and science, but was also intrigued by the arts. In searching for a College, he wanted to find a field of study that would combine his right-brain creativity with his left-brain analytical skills. He found a great match in Columbia College Chicago’s Acoustics program and the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics. With courses available on a wide variety of topics and the ability to take classes in other concentrations that interest him, Ryan enjoys being able to slake his thirst for scientifically intense classes as well as take courses within the Department that nurture creativity and imagination.

In addition to his studies, Ryan also works as a research assistant for the College’s new Real-World Transmission Loss test chamber, providing assistance to students and educational partners who wish to perform acoustical tests in the facility. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and playing music, engaging in sports, reading, and spending time with friends.