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CONGREGATION 2 August

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 2 August, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

SIR ALAN PETER BUDD, Queen's College

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CONGREGATION 5 October 12 noon

Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.

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CONGREGATION 12 October 12 noon

2 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Establishment of Degree of Master of Fine Art

Explanatory note

The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and with the concurrence of the General Board, establish the Degree of Master of Fine Art which it is proposed to introduce in 2000. The introduction of the new degree represents an extension of the role of the Ruskin School to include graduate degree courses.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the Degree of Master of Fine Art, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, clause 1 being subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. III, cl. 3, concerning Convocation (Statutes, 1997, p. 31), after `Master of Business Administration' insert:

`Master of Fine Art'.

2 In Tit. XI, cl. 4, concerning degrees of the University (p. 79), after `Master of Business Administration' insert:

`Master of Fine Art'.

3 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 2000.


Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, FIRST SCHEDULE, concerning graces for admission to degrees (Statutes, 1997, p. 192), insert item 31:

`31. Master of Fine Art

Ego A. B. etc. testor E. F. (or, if more than one, X, Y, etc.) e collegio (or aula or societate) C. D., quem (or quos) per tres terminos intra academiam prout statuta requirunt cubile et victum sumpsisse scio quatenus studio speciali sive investigationi incubuerit (or incubuerint) et reliqua omnia praestiterit (or praestiterint) quae per statuta Universitatis requiruntur (nisi quatenus, etc.), gratiam (or gratias) a collegio suo (or aula sua or societate sua) pro gradu Magistri in Bellis Artibus concessam (or concessas) fuisse; fide mea data huic Universitati.

                                               A. B.
                                       dec. Coll. C.'

2 Ibid., § 2, SECOND SCHEDULE, concerning forms of supplication (p. 192, as amended by Decree (1) of 21 January 1999, Gazette, p. 632), after:

`Magistri in Negotiis Administrandis

A. B. e collegio C.'

insert:

`Magistri in Bellis Artibus

A. B. e Collegio C.'

3 Ibid., THIRD SCHEDULE, concerning forms of presentation (p. 197), insert item 23:

`23. Master of Fine Art

Insignissime, etc., praesento vobis hunc meum scholarem (or hunc Baccalaureum or Magistrum) in facultate Artium ut admittatur ad gradum Magistri in Bellis Artibus.'

4 Ibid., FOURTH SCHEDULE, concerning forms of admission (p. 199), insert new item 18 as follows and renumber existing item 18 as item 19:

`18. Master of Fine Art

Domine or Magister (or Domini or Magistri), ego admitto te (or vos) ad gradum Magistri in Bellis Artibus.'

5 Ibid., Sect. IV, cl. 1, concerning admission to membership of Convocation

(p. 204), after `Master of Business Administration' insert:

`Master of Fine Art'.

6 Ibid., Sect. VIII, cl. 1, concerning academic precedence and standing (p. 207), after `Master of Business Administration if also a Master of Arts' insert:

`Master of Fine Art if also a Master of Arts'.

7 Ibid., after `Master of Business Administration if not also a Master of Arts' insert:

`Master of Fine Art if not also a Master of Arts'.

8 In Examination Decrees, 1998, after p. 785, insert:

`TIMES AND EXERCISES REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF FINE ART
Ch. VI, Sect. XXXVI]

(i) DECREE

§ 1. Degree of Master of Fine Art

1. Any person who has been admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art, who has satisfied the conditions prescribed by this section, and who has satisfied the examiners as required, may supplicate for the Degree of Master of Fine Art.

2. The Committee for Graduate Studies of the General Board shall have power to make and vary such regulations as may be necessary for carrying out the duties laid upon it and upon the Secretary of Faculties by this section.

3. A Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art who is not a graduate of the University may wear the same gown as that worn by Students for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

§ 2. Status of Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art

1. Any person who, in the opinion of the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, is well qualified and well fitted to undertake the course of study for which application is made, may be admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art.

2. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of Faculties to keep a Register of those admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art.

§ 3. Admission of Candidates

1. A candidate seeking admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art shall apply to the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. Candidates for admission shall be required to provide such information as the committee may determine from time to time by regulation. Applicants shall in addition be required to undertake such other tests and meet such conditions as, subject to the approval of the Committee for Graduate Studies of the General Board, the committee may determine by regulation.

2. Applications shall be made through the Secretary of Faculties, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of Faculties to submit each application to the committee and to inform the candidate of the outcome, as soon as may be.

3. No person shall be admitted as a Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art under these provisions unless he or she is also a member of some college, hall, or other approved society, and unless the application for admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art has the approval of that society. The Secretary of Faculties shall forward the application to the candidate's society or to the society to which the candidate wishes to apply for membership, as appropriate; and admission by the committee shall be conditional upon admission by an approved society.

4. A student registered for any other higher degree or diploma in the University may apply for transfer to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art. The committee shall have power to make such transfer, provided that it is satisfied that the student is well qualified and well fitted to undertake the course of study for which application is made, and that the application has the support of the candidate's society. A candidate who transfers status in this way shall be reckoned as having held the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art from the time of admission to his or her previous status, unless the committee shall determine otherwise.

§ 4. Supervision of Students

1. Every candidate on admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art shall be placed by the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art under the supervision of a member of the University or other competent person selected by the committee, and the committee shall have power for sufficient reason to change the supervisor of any student or to arrange for joint supervision by more than one supervisor, if it deems necessary.

2. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of a student entered upon a course of study to direct and superintend the work of the student, to meet the student regularly, and to undertake such duties as shall be from time to time set out in the General Board's memorandum of guidance for students and supervisors.

3. The supervisor shall submit a report on the progress of a student to the committee three times a year, and at any other time when the committee so requests or the supervisor deems expedient. In particular, the supervisor shall inform the committee at once if he or she is of the opinion that the student is unlikely to reach the standard required for the Degree of Master of Fine Art.

4. It shall be the duty of every Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art to undertake such guided work and to attend such seminars and lectures as his or her supervisor requests; to attend such meetings with his or her supervisor as the supervisor reasonably arranges; and to fulfil any other requirements of the General Board as set out in its memorandum of guidance for students and supervisors.

§ 5. Residence and other Requirements

1. No full-time Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art shall be granted leave to supplicate unless, after admission, he or she has kept statutory residence and pursued his or her course of study at Oxford for at least forty weeks.

2. No full-time Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art shall retain that status for more than two years in all.

3. A Student for the Degree of Master of Fine Art shall cease to hold that status if:

(a) he or she shall have been refused permission to supplicate for the Degree of Master of Fine Art;

(b) the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art shall, in accordance with provisions set down by regulation by the General Board, and after consultation with the student's society and supervisor, have deprived the student of such status;

(c) he or she shall have been transferred under the relevant provisions to another status; or

(d) he or she shall not have entered for the relevant examination within the time specified under this sub-section.

§ 6. Examination of Students

1. The examination for the Degree of Master of Fine Art shall be under the supervision of the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. The subjects of each examination shall be determined by regulation by the committee, which shall have power to arrange lectures and courses of instruction for the examination.

2. No candidate shall be permitted to take an examination under the preceding clause unless he or she has been admitted as a candidate for the examination in question by the committee and has satisfied any other conditions prescribed in the regulations for that course.

3. Unless otherwise provided in this sub-section, the number and distribution of examiners shall be as set out in Sect. II. A, § 1, cl. 9 of this chapter.

4. A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the examination may enter again on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion for that part of the examination which he or she failed.'

9 Clause 5 of this decree shall be effective from the date on which clause 1 of Statute (...) approved by Congregation on ... is approved by Her Majesty in Council; the remaining clauses of this decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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