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The AP Studio Art 2-D Design Portfolio Page

Visit the AP Studio Art sample portfolios site

The AP Studio Art sample portfolios site features student work from 2014 and 2015 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing portfolios. Artworks are presented along with the students' statements about their chosen Concentration, scores for each section, and scoring rationales.

2017 Portfolio Due

Fri, May 5, 8 p.m.

Portfolio Overview

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 seven highly experienced studio art educators (AP Studio Art teachers or higher education faculty) who apply standard scoring criteria.

Encourage your students to visit the AP Studio Art 2-D Design student page for exam information and exam practice.

Access online score reports for your students.

Portfolio Format

The works submitted for evaluation may have been produced in art classes or on students' own time and may cover a period of time longer than a single school year.

Any work that makes use of photographs, published images, or other artists' work must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication. This is demonstrated through manipulation of the formal qualities, design, or concept of the source. Students' personal, unique artistic vision should be clearly evident.


Review AP Studio Art Portfolio Requirements 2016-2017 (.pdf/661KB).


Learn about the required Digital Submission component of the portfolios. The Digital Submission Demo provides a step-by-step overview of the process for students, teachers, and AP Coordinators.


Thinking About Art Making: Questions for Reflection guides students' planning, creating, and writing about their work.

Sample Portfolios

Looking for portfolio information and samples? You can find them in:

The AP Studio Art sample portfolios site. You can access the 2-D Design student portfolios from 2015 onward, as well as, student commentaries, scoring guidelines, and score rationales.


Sample portfolios from previous years on AP Central.


The AP Studio Art Exhibit, a selection of exemplary artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the most recent AP Studio Art Exam.


The Student Performance Q&A. In this invaluable resource, the Chief Reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the reading leadership to describe how students performed on the FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year.

And for scoring information from prior portfolio assessments, check out the tables below.

Scoring Information

Scoring Guidelines

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Student Performance Q&A

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Score Distributions

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Scoring Statistics

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