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Studio Art Digital Submission Demo

Studio Art portfolio exams (Drawing, 2-D and 3-D) are administered through the AP® Studio Art Digital Submission Application. AP Coordinators, AP Studio Art teachers, and students use this web application to submit portfolios to the AP Program.

The following demo provides a step-by-step overview of the digital submission of these materials for coordinators and teachers. You’ll learn how to:

  • Access the web application
  • View student portfolios
  • Designate fee reductions and section numbers for portfolios
  • Submit digital portfolios to the AP Program for scoring
  • Student instructions can be found on the Student AP Studio Art Demo.

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Portfolio Requirements

Important: The deadline for you to submit digital portfolios to the AP Program is 8 p.m. ET on May 6, 2017. Teachers should have their students’ digital portfolios forwarded to you well in advance of this date.

The portfolios consist of the following components, detailed in the chart below:

  1. Digital images and commentary for the Range of Approaches and Sustained Investigation sections, uploaded by students and submitted to AP by the AP coordinator.
  2. A portfolio of five actual works for the Selected Works section
    • 2-D Design and Drawing require a physical portfolio, assembled and mailed to the AP Program. Instructions for submitting these portfolios can be found in the AP Coordinator's Manual and the AP Studio Art Portfolio Worksheets (.pdf/480KB).
    • The 3-D Design portfolio has no physical component; images of the works are submitted through the Digital Submissions Web application.
2-D Design Portfolio

Section I: SELECTED WORKS
(Quality)

One-third of total score

5 actual works

Works demonstrating understanding of two-dimensional design in concept, composition, and execution

Section II: SUSTAINED INVESTIGATION
(Concentration)

One-third of total score

12 digital images; some may be details

Works describing an in-depth exploration of a particular 2-D design concern

Section III: RANGE OF APPROACHES
(Breadth)

One-third of total score

12 digital images; 1 image each of 12 different works

A variety of works demonstrating understanding of 2-D design issues

Drawing Portfolio

Section I: SELECTED WORKS
(Quality)

One-third of total score

5 actual works

Works demonstrating understanding of drawing in concept, composition, and execution

Section II: SUSTAINED INVESTIGATION
(Concentration)

One-third of total score

12 digital images; some may be details

Works describing an in-depth exploration of a particular drawing concern

Section III: RANGE OF APPROACHES
(Breadth)

One-third of total score

12 digital images; 1 image each of 12 different works

A variety of works demonstrating understanding of drawing issues

3-D Design Portfolio

Section I: SELECTED WORKS
(Quality)

One-third of total score

10 digital images, consisting of 2 views each of 5 works

Works demonstrating understanding of three-dimensional design in concept, composition, and execution

Section II: SUSTAINED INVESTIGATION
(Concentration)

One-third of total score

12 digital images; some may be details, second views, or process images

Works describing an in-depth exploration of a particular 3-D design concern

Section III: RANGE OF APPROACHES
(Breadth)

One-third of total score

16 digital images; 2 views each of 8 different works

A variety of works demonstrating understanding of 3-D design issues

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