Advanced Placement Studio Art: Portfolio

The AP Studio Art is not based on the written examination. But at the end of the school year, you will submit a portfolio for the evaluation.

The 3 Studio Art portfolios i.e.2 − D Design, 3 − D Design, and Drawing will share a basic and common three-section structure, which aims to focus on your fundamental competence and a wide range of understanding in visual concerns as well as methods. Each section contributes same marks in the final grade.

Section I: Quality

  • Select the work that will best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique as well as content.
  • 5 actual works; maximum size is 18 “x 24”
  • Work submitted by students may come from the Concentration and Breadth sections, but it is not necessary. They may be a group of related works, unrelated works or clubbing of both i.e.related and unrelated works.

Section II: Concentration

  • Demonstrate the intensity of investigation and the discovery process.
  • 12 images; some may be detailed.

Section III: Breadth

  • Show a serious grounding in visual principles along with material techniques.
  • 12 works; one image of each will be submitted.
  • The students should not submit images of the same work, that they submit for Concentration. Submitting of the same work images also for the Concentration (Section II) or for Breadth (Section III) will be affect your scores negatively.

Work being submitted for evaluation may have been done in the art classes or by your own and may cover a period of time longer than a single school year.

If in your work you have used photographs, published images, and other artists'works, it is necessary that you must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication. The same may be showed through manipulation of the formal qualities, design, and concept of the original work. It will be unethical, constitutes plagiarism, and often violates copyright law to simply copy an image even in another medium that was made by someone else.