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AP Studio Art: Drawing Course Home Page

Important Updates

The newly expanded AP Studio Art Sample Portfolios Site features students works submitted as part of 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing portfolios in 2015. A range of Concentration (Sustained Investigation), Breadth (Range of Approaches), and Quality (Selected Works) sections from each portfolio type are presented, along with the students concentration statements, scores for each section, and scoring rationales.

Welcome, AP Teachers! The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolio exams — 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing — corresponding to the college foundation courses. Portfolios allow flexibility of coursework while guiding students to produce college-level quality, artistic investigation, and breadth of work. The Drawing portfolio addresses issues such as line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth, and mark-making. Students' portfolios demonstrate skills and ideas developed, refined, and applied throughout the course to produce visual compositions. Students may choose to submit any or all of the portfolios. Portfolios are evaluated based on standardized scoring descriptors aligned with skills and understanding developed in college foundation courses.

Essential Course Resources

AP Studio Art Course Description (PDF/1.81MB) — Fall 2014

This is the core document for this course. It clearly describes the portfolio requirements, course goals, approaches to assessment and the AP program in general.

Essential Exam Resources

The Exam Information page includes portfolio requirements, scoring guidelines, and complete student portfolios with scores and commentary.

The AP Studio Art Sample Portfolios Site features student works submitted as part of 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing portfolios from the most recent academic year, along with scores, score rationales, and student commentary.

Access online score reports for your students.

AP Course Audit Information

The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements. All schools wishing to label a course "AP" must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has course planning resources, such as curricular requirements, syllabus development guides, sample syllabi, and more.

Visit the AP Course Audit site to log in or create an account.

Professional Development

The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers, AP coordinators, and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, subject-specific AP workshops provide educators with the preparation, resources, and support needed to develop and implement effective strategies for teaching an AP course.

Classroom Resources

The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators

The Classroom Resources page provides a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues.

The AP Studio Art Drawing Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.

College Board Store

Find AP Studio Art Drawing publications and resources in the College Board Store.

AP and Higher Education

Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and evaluating student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.

This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.

Meet the current Development Committee for AP Studio Art.

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