A/PROF Matthew Delbridge

A/PROF Matthew Delbridge


  • Actor Training and Recorded Media (Motion Capture, Film Production, Game Production, Animation, Technology)
  • Performance Capture for Gaming and Animation (Motion Capture, Animation, Performance Capture, Technology)
  • Technology Studies, Scenography and Production Processes (Stage Design, 3D Modelling, Theatre, Performance Design)
  • Theatre History and Cultural Heritage (Motion Capture, Kung Fu, Virtual Reality, 3D Modelling,)



  • Matt Delbridge is Head of Theatre and Associate Director Strategic Resources at the Victorian College of the Arts. Before joining Melbourne he held positions at the University of Tasmania, Queensland University of Technology, Queen Mary University of London, and Deakin University. His research areas include: actor training, motion capture, performance technologies, animation, theatre history, cultural heritage, scenography, technology studies and production processes. Matt's work has been published in SCENE, Animation Practice, Process and Production, Body Space, Technology and Nordic Theatre Studies. He regularly designs for Split Britches (US/UK), consults and delivers masterclasses in Motion Capture and Digital Performance environments in Scandinavia, Europe and Asia, and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong. His book Motion Capture in Performance: An Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan) was released in 2015 http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137505804. Forthcoming: Theatre & Technology (Palgrave Macmillan) 2017; Performing Landscapes: Ice co edited with Leane, E and Philpott, C (Palgrave Macmillan) 2018. Matt also provides regular public commentary on issues related to Acting in Motion Capture and Visual Effect in Contemporary Film. Latest article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/motion-capture-performances-andy-serkis-oscars-animated-films-a7370331.html    


Member of

  • International Society of Intermedial Studies. Member 2014 -
  • Australasian Drama Studies Association. Member 2012 -
  • Performance Studies International. Member 2012 -
  • Theatre and Performance Research Association. Member 2009 -
  • AHRC Peer Review College. Member 2009 - 2017
  • Queensland Theatre Company. Associate Artist 2011 - 2014


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2012 Community Partnerships Grant, Arts Queensland $42000   


Education and training

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology 2014



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Available for supervision in the following areas: Theatre and Performance Studies, Motion and Performance Capture, Animation Studies, Actor Training, Theatre History, Cultural Heritage, Performance Design and Scenography