AP Art History (College Art Appreciation)
This course focuses on the history of art from ancient times to the present from a holistic and global perspective. Students will study the major movements, artists, forms, styles, techniques, and influences that have shaped art from the earliest existing records of human expression. Necessary vocabulary and visual analysis skills will be emphasized for the purposes of describing form, content, function, and context of pieces, and for reading artist’s intent of expression in works and comparing and contrasting different artworks within and between cultures. Theories and interpretations of art will be examined from the viewpoints of both artist and audience. Thematic studies will guide students to see common threads in human expression across cultures and time. Students will also explore ways art and architecture facilitate worship and reinforce values. The course will investigate the connection of art to world religious and philosophical traditions to build a framework for the examination of myriad artworks.
Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived (recording only) if the student has a time zone or schedule conflict. Select this option when you enroll or notify TPS for approval.
Twice the Teaching: This course now provides two class days of instruction each week — twice as much as before.
AP or College Dual Credit: This course has some additional assignments for the AP Art History exam preparation that are not required for the College Art Appreciation credit. If you are taking the AP exam or seeking AP credit, please select the AP option when you enroll.
AP Credit: This course is certified for Advanced Placement (AP®) credit and may be used to prepare for the AP® Art History exam. While there is no additional fee for the AP option, additional graded work will be required over the entire course for students choosing this option. AP students are encouraged (not required) to take the AP exam, and this course will prepare for that exam. On a high school transcript the course will list as College Art Appreciation for non-AP students and AP Art History for those who complete the added AP preparation work throughout the course. For more information on TPS AP-certified courses and exam results, see this [urlnew=https://at-tps.org/subjects/ap-courses/]page[/urlnew]. AP® is a trademark owned by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this course. This course syllabus has received College Board AP® review and approval.
College Credit: (1) This course is pre-approved for college credit (Belhaven ART 215, 3 credits). Upon successful completion of this course, the student may apply for a college transcript from Belhaven University for this course. These transcripted credits may be transferred to other colleges. More information is [urlnew=http://www.at-tps.org/subjects/college-credit/]here[/urlnew]. (2) This course is taught at a college level with a university transcript. Student should be entering grade 11 or 12 based on graduation year and overall curriculum to enroll in this course. Students below grade 11 may be considered for a waiver from TPS.
AP Exam Scores: For more information on TPS AP-certified courses and exam results, see [urlnew=https://at-tps.org/subjects/ap-courses/]this information[/urlnew].
Note: AP® is a trademark owned by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this course. This course syllabus has received College Board AP® review and approval.