Welcome to AP 2D Studio Art
The AP 2D Studio Art course is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art and wish to develop mastery in the concept, composition, and execution of their ideas. Although it is an AP course, there is no written examination; instead students will submit a 24 piece portfolio to AP College Board to be scored.
For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate mastery of 2-D design through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking. Video clips, DVDs, CDs and three-dimensional works may not be submitted, however, still images from videos or films are accepted.
There are three parts to the AP portfolio: Quality—five actual works of art that represent the student’s best work; Concentration—12 pieces that demonstrate an in-depth exploration of a particular artist idea or concept; Breadth—12 pieces that demonstrate an understanding of expressive qualities of art or the Principles of Design. In all areas, students will need to be able to show mastery in relation to idea, and technical skills in formal development of a work of art.
The goals of the AP 2D Studio Art course are:
This is a college level course; students must prepare themselves to do a considerable amount of work to be successful. The student’s personal website will be used to document planning, idea generation, research, process, drafts and final design solutions.
How will each goal/s be reviewed by end of the block?
Students will complete weekly and bi-weekly assignments and reflections to meet milestone deadlines that will contribute to their overall grade at the end of the grading block period.
AP Studio Art Resources
2015-16 AP 2D Studio Art Syllabus
VISUAL ART CONTENT STANDARDS
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Course Home Page
Checklist of ideas for Breadth Portion of Portfolio (pdf)
Test Cost: $89.00* (to be paid directly to treasurer)
There will be waivers and scholarships available in the spring. Please see Ms Greeley (Asst. Principal) for more information.
Exam Date: May 9, 2014
AP 2D Studio Art Samples and Rationale for Scores
AP 2D Studio Art Scoring Guidelines
Scholastic Award Winners: Good work to look at for AP Studio art ideas.
Ideas for Breadth and Concentration
Big Ideas for Themes (concentration)