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The AP Studio Art 2-D Design Portfolio

Assessment Overview: Studio Art 2-D Design

In early May, students submit actual works and digital images of works for their 2-D Design Portfolios. These works should demonstrate artistic growth and development.

All portfolios are assessed by at least two highly experienced studio art educators (AP Studio Art teachers or higher education faculty) who apply standard scoring criteria, with respect to the forms and content.

Complete descriptions of all the Studio Art portfolios can be found in the AP Studio Art Course Description (.pdf/1MB).

Format of Assessment: Studio Art 2-D Design

Section I: Quality | 5 actual works for 2-D | 33% of Portfolio Score

  • Demonstrate mastery of design in concept, composition, and execution

Section II: Concentration | 12 digital images | 33% of Portfolio Score

  • Describe an in-depth explanation of a particular design concern

Section III: Breadth | 12 digital images for 2-D | 33% of Portfolio Score

  • Demonstrate understanding of design issues

2014  2-D Student Portfolio Samples and Rationales

Scoring Information

Scoring Guidelines 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Student Performance Q&A 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Score Distributions 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Scoring Statistics 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

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Posters are automatically mailed to schools that offered AP Studio Art the previous year.

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