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AP Art and Design

Course ID
1, 2

AP Art and Design program offers three different AP courses to choose from for your portfolio: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing. Students may create up to three AP qualifying portfolios within this course. The goal is to create a portfolio of college-level work and submit it for evaluation. The two-trimester course provides a dedicated art student an opportunity to further pursue his/her two or three-dimensional design interests. The student is expected to research materials and techniques pertinent to the development and exploration of their personal media choice. All three AP Art and Design Portfolios contain two sections. The Sustained Investigation section requires you to conduct an inquiry-guided investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision. For the Selected Works section, work is expected to demonstrate a skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. For both sections of the portfolio, you are expected to share information in writing about your work. The class follows the AP course guidelines to ensure the student has the correct amount and type of work to take the AP exam in May.


A grade of C+ or higher in 705 Art 1 and a grade of A- or higher in one or more of the following classes: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Ceramics I and Ceramics II.