Dr Costantino Oliva

Dr Costantino Oliva

Dr Costantino Oliva



20 Triq l-Esperanto
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3504
Costantino Oliva is a Lecturer and course coordinator at the Institute of Digital Games. He holds a M.Sc. in Media Technology and Games awarded by the IT University of Copenhagen and a M.A. in Communication awarded by the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

His doctorate, awarded by the University of Malta, focuses on musical participation in digital games. He has published papers in topics related to musical analysis, soundscape research, and media studies. He also participated in game development projects supported by the Danske Filmskole and the Malta Arts Fund.

Costantino is currently teaching Game Studies and Game Design study units.
  • Game Studies
  • Game Design
  • Game Sound
  • Musicology
  • Soundscape Studies
  • Media Studies

OLIVA, C., 2020. Identifying Musical Situations in Digital Games, Ludomusicology Conference 2020.

OLIVA, C., 2019. The Musicking of Electroplankton, Replaying Japan Conference 2019.

OLIVA, C., 2019. Musicking with Digital Games, University of Malta.

OLIVA, C., 2019. Taiko no Tatsujin: Musical Literacy in the Media Mix, Proceedings of the 2019 DiGRA International Conference: Game, Play and the Emerging Ludo-Mix 2019.

OLIVA, C., 2017. On the Ontological Status of Musical Actions in Digital Games, 2017.

OLIVA, C., 2016. Toshio Iwai: Digital Games as Musical Realizations, 2016.

OLIVA, C. and CALLEJA, G., 2009. Fake Rules, Real Fiction: Professional Wrestling and Videogames, 2009.