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AP 2D

AP 2D  

AP STUDIO ART:  2D Design Option

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/3987.html

 

 The AP College Board requires that all artwork be photographed and uploaded to a website as a digital portfolio. In  addition to this, 5 actual art pieces must be selected and  physically mailed to The College Board  for Official Scoring by a predetermined deadline, which is usually early May.  AP Portfolio scoring is necessary if student wishes to apply later for college art credits to participating colleges. Portolios are scored from 1 to 5.  A summary of AP Credit Policy can be found through the AP College Board Website. It is the student's responsibility to apply for this credit through their college of choice AFTER they have received their score report from the College Board. *Most colleges require a 3 or higher to grant course credit.

AP Scoring is independent from the grade earned through Mrs. Stroecker's syllabus work, and is NOT assessed by Mrs. Stroecker. The AP College Board employs a board of portfolio readers who assess student portfolios during the summer months. Scores are mailed to the student in late July, and now are accessible online as well.

The AP Studio Art Portfolio consists of three sections for a total of 22 artworks.

I. QUALITY (5 physical works)

II. CONCENTRATION (10 works related by a theme)

III. BREADTH (12 works that show mastery of materials and technical skills)

 Each of these sections has it's own requirements. Below is a summary of each section.

I. QUALITY section consists of 5 pieces of artwork (max. 18 x 24) in a variety of media that showcase a strong understanding and use of the traditional elements and principles of design. These five works should be the best of the best, the strongest highest quality work the student has produced to date. They are selected at the END of the portfolio making process AFTER all artwork has been completed. They are selected from the other portfolio sections. These 5 pieces must be prepared and physically mailed to the AP College Board in addition to the digital portions of the portfolio which are web based (more details on that later). The physical work will be returned to the mailing address the student provides. Maximum sixe is 18x24. NO 3D IS PERMITTED.

II. CONCENTRATION section consists of 10 artworks  (max 18 x 24) in a variety of media that communicate a unifying theme or idea. The concept as well as the  purposeful, effective use of design elements and principles are equally important for this section.  Originality of ideas is only half of it.  An advanced, developed level of technique and mastery of materials is expected by AP Portfolio Readers in order to be assessed at a score of 3 or higher.

III. BREADTH section consists of 12 high quality artworks that showcase a wide variety of media and technique. The work for this section is not related in any way. VARIETY is the focus for this section.

THIS IS A TOTAL OF 22 QUALITY  ARTWORKS THAT MUST BE PRODUCED. WORKING AT HOME AND IN CLASS SHOULD BE EXPECTED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS.

THE AP STUDIO ART IS DESIGNED TO BE A YEAR LONG PROCESS. THE GOAL OF THE AP ART PROGRAM IS TO SHOW GROWTH, MASTERY, AND DEVELOPMENT OVER TIME. TO CREATE A HIGH QUALITY COMPLETE PORTFOLIO IS A CHALLENGING (YET ATTAINABLE) TASK. STUDENTS  MUST WORK AT HOME AND DEVOTE MANY HOURS TO CREATING A PORTFOLIO THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH AP PORTFOLIO STANDARDS. STUDENTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY ART MATERIALS AND TEACHER INSTRUCTION, DIRECTION, AND ASSISTANCE. THE DEDICATION AND WORK ETHIC OF THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT IS THE MOST CRUCIAL FACTOR THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE QUALITY OF THE FINAL ART PORTFOLIO.

 


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