Advanced Placement Studio Art, Period 4
This course is intended for serious and committed art students who wish to begin creating artwork at the college level. AP Studio Art students work with diverse media, styles, subjects, and content. The 2-D Design portfolio addresses two-dimensional design issues and involves decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. Students' portfolios demonstrate skills and ideas developed, refined, and applied throughout the course to produce visual compositions. Students may choose to submit any or all three of the portfolios (Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, and Drawing). Portfolios are evaluated based on standardized scoring descriptors aligned with skills and understanding developed in college foundation courses. The Portfolios consists of three sections:
* The Breadth section illustrates a range of ideas and approaches to art making.
* The Concentration section shows sustained, deep, and multi perspective investigation of a student-selected topic.
* The Quality section represents the student’s most successful works with respect to form and content.
Students’ work is informed and guided by observation, research, experimentation, discussion, critical analysis, and reflection, relating individual practices to the art world. Students are asked to document their artistic ideas and practices to demonstrate conceptual and technical development over time. The AP Studio Art Program supports students in becoming inventive artistic scholars who contribute to visual culture through art making.