AP Studio in Art - AP Art Education Program

  • Course Name
    AP Studio in Art
    Course Number SA02G (6600)
    DL*
    Grades 11-12
    Length of Course 1 year
    Prerequisite Studio in Art, Recommendation & Consent of Art Teacher
    Credit 1 credit
    Assessment Portfolio and Exhibition
    Description AP Studio in Art is an advanced course that should only be offered to students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art.  This course enables highly motivated students to do college-level work in studio art while still in high school. 

    AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination. Instead, candidates submit a portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Program offers three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. The portfolios share a basic, three-section structure, which requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns (and methods).

    Each of the portfolios asks the student to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through the following three sections:
    1. Quality—permits the student to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content and helps develop a student’s sense of excellence/mastery in art.

    2. Concentration–asks the student to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery, eventually concentrating on an in-depth commitment to a particular artistic concern.   

    3. Breadth–requires the student to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and the use of materials and techniques, which should include the formal, technical, and expressive means available to the student artist.

    Course should be taught by AP trained teacher only.

    *Developmental Level