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Media Forensics   

Sometimes facts lie right in front of us like puzzle pieces, needing to be put together.

As a student in the MS in Recording Arts - Media Forensics (MSRA-MF) program, you will be able to hone your deduction skills while being a part of a one-of-a-kind program.

Why Media Forensics?

Media Forensics focuses on the collection, analysis, and presentation of audio, video, and image evidence obtained during the course of investigations and litigious proceedings.

In other words, you’ll fight crime in the digital age.


Media Forensics at CU Denver

The Media Forensics program is housed within the National Center for Media Forensics, which means you'll have access to state of the art facility and labs, as well as access to the latest software applications.

Besides the tech, you will learn from esteemed faculty (see below) and you'll be able to tailor the program around your schedule with online and on campus courses.

This blended format allows you to work full-time while completing the program.




Additionally, experiential learning includes visits to regional crime labs and scientific conferences to understand the application of forensic digital and multimedia sciences and laboratory procedures.

Program Summary

Classes feature diverse faculty from around the world and you’ll progress through three areas of study, which fully prepare you for analytical research in forensic science and expert witness testimony: 

  • Foundational knowledge in media technology
  • Core analyses for recorded audio and imagery
  • Capstone experiences including testimony in mock court and a graduate research thesis


Varied Background Welcomed

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply as this program enhances scientific inquiry while guiding you through a two-year cohort curriculum. Current student backgrounds include:

  • Media production
  • Electrical engineering
  • General forensics
  • Etc

Post Graduate Employment Opportunities

  • Federal law enforcement
  • State and local law enforcement
  • Academic research and education
  • Private forensic practice
  • Corporate research and development

Top Notch Faculty

Catalin Grigoras:

As Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Grigoras has the privilege to coordinate the Center’s activity, including education and scientific projects. His research encompasses digital signal processing in forensic multimedia, including digital recording authentication, audio/image analysis, enhancement, and automatic speaker recognition. His research into digital signal processing has resulted in advanced methods to authenticate digital audio/ video recordings and semiautomatic systems for forensic speaker recognition.


Jeff Smith:

As Associate Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Smith has the pleasure of helping build the foundation for strengthening forensic sciences in the U.S. through the Center’s education and research programs. Smith’s research areas include the forensic authentication of recorded media, forensic speaker recognition, and the evolving synergy that exists amongst the Digital and Multimedia Evidence disciplines.


Visiting Faculty

Marcus Rogers is the Director of the Cyber Forensics Program in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. He is a Professor, Faculty Scholar, and Fellow of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Dr. Rogers is the author of books, numerous book chapters, and journal publications in the field of digital forensics and applied psychological analysis.


To get started in a career in Media Forensics, simply request more information now.


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