AP Studio Art
AP Studio Art is open to any junior or senior art student who wants an intensive, year-long, college-like art course to explore advanced media and themes. Students must satisfy the prerequisites which include taking Art Fundamentals and one additional advanced level class, preferably in the area they hope to explore for the AP portfolio. It is also strongly recommended that students take Art History. The AP portfolio consists of three options. These include 2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design and Drawing.
The 2D Design portfolio explores 2-dimensional design principles using varied media. This portfolio could include graphic design, illustration, printmaking, photography, jewelry, collage and other 2D media that solves 2-dimensional design problems. For more information on 2D Design click here
The Drawing portfolio involves the exploration of mark-making through any media that is 2-dimensional. This portfolio could include painting, drawing, printmaking, stitching and possibly even collage and photographs if they have been manipulated using mark-making techniques. For more information on the Drawing portfolio click here.
The 3-Dimensional Design portfolio explores the design of space. This can be done through a variety of media including fibers, clay, paper mache, wire, cardboard and more. For more information on the 3D Design portfolio click here.
Students can complete all three portfolios, but this would usually be done over multiple years taking the course. It is extremely challenging to complete more than one portfolio in a year. Students must be highly motivated to do this.
Reportable Standards for Visual Art
Priority Standards for Visual Art
For a copy of the PHS Course Syllabus for AP Art Click here
Check out work from past AP Studio Art Students in the gallery below.
Final Exam in AP Art is Quite the Show
Fantastic Portfolio Presentations from Past AP Students