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AP Art and Design

Course Catalog ID:
Subject Categories:
AP Course, Art and Digital Graphics

This course is designed to be equivalent to an introductory college course in Drawing, 2-D Art and Design, or 3-D Art and Design. At the start of the course, students decide which of the portfolios will be developed and finalized during the course. (More than one portfolio type may be planned and submitted in the same year. For 2024-25, only Drawing and 2-D Art and Design portfolios will be supported.) During the course, students create the portfolio(s) of work to demonstrate a dedicated approach to idea development, conceptualization, and realization of their artistic vision. Regular class critiques, written reflections, and journaling will provide the student with a community of feedback for growth. Portfolios include works of art and design, process documentation, and written information about the work presented. In May, students submit portfolios to the College Board for evaluation based on specific criteria, which include skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas and sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.

• Teacher approval based on prior experience with the student’s artwork

━ OR ━

• Teacher approval based on review of Readiness Questionnaire

Notes and Conditions

Portfolio Options: For 2024-25, only Drawing and 2-D Art and Design portfolios will be supported. 3-D Art and Design may be added in a future year.

Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived if the student has a schedule or time zone conflict. Please review the Flexible Scheduling information for details.

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California A-G: This course has CA A-G approval.

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