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Important Updates

For more information, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1 and the AP Art and Design Portfolio Requirements. The AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 will be available in late fall.

New! Starting in 2019-20, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, and AP Studio Art: Drawing are now AP 2-D Art and Design, AP 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing. The portfolio requirements and scoring rubrics are updated, and the portfolios now have two sections instead of three. The two sections are Sustained Investigation and Selected Works.

Details about changes to the portfolio requirements will be included in the AP Art and Design Portfolio Requirements that are sent to AP Art and Design teachers at the start of the school year. More information is also available on the course and exam pages and in the course and exam description.

As AP coordinator, there are some process changes to be aware of.

AP Art and Design Exam Orders

If you ordered AP Studio Art Portfolio Exams in the past, you’ll find the process is easier this year. AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams are no longer ordered separately from other exams. Students will enroll in their AP Art and Design class section in My AP, and then they can be included in your exam order.

Although the process for ordering AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams has changed, students will continue to use the separate Art and Design digital submission web application to submit the digital portions of their portfolios.

For 2019-20 the AP Art and Design digital submission web application will be available beginning in November 2019, after the final exam ordering deadline (November 15); previously the application wasn’t available until January. This earlier availability will allow AP Art and Design teachers to have earlier access to the application’s resources and students will be able to begin uploading work sooner.

Please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1 for more information about ordering AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams. You can also review the AP Art and Design Ordering help pages (available in August 2019).

AP Art and Design Digital Submission

AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams are administered through the AP Art and Design digital submission web application. AP coordinators, AP Art and Design teachers, and students use this web application to submit portfolios to the AP Program.

The Art and Design digital submission demo provides a step-by-step overview of the digital portfolio submission process of these materials for coordinators, teachers, and students. You’ll learn how to:

  • Access the web application
  • View student portfolios
  • Submit digital portfolios to the AP Program for scoring

Student instructions can be found on the Student AP Art and Design Demo.

Coordinators can also review the AP Coordinator Art and Design Timeline.

An AP Teacher Art and Design Timeline is also available.

Art and Design Digital Submission Demo and Timeline

For Coordinators

AP Art and Design Digital Submission Demo: For Coordinators

AP Art and Design Timeline: For Coordinators

 

For Teachers

AP Art and Design Digital Submission Demo: For Teachers

AP Art and Design Timeline: For Teachers

 

For Students

AP Art and Design Digital Submission Demo: For Students

Portfolio Requirements

Important: The deadline for coordinators to submit digital portfolios to the AP Program is 8 p.m. ET on May 8, 2020. Teachers should send their students’ digital portfolios to their coordinator well in advance of this date.

The chart details requirements for each course.

2-D Art and Design Portfolio Exam

Sustained Investigation Section
60% of total score

 

15 digital images and responses to prompts: some may be detail and process images.

 

Works demonstrate sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision.

Selected Works Section
40% of total score

 

5 physical works or high-quality printed reproductions of physical works and responses to prompts (digital images will also be submitted as a back up).

 

Works each demonstrate synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas using 2-D art and design skills. Work may come from the Sustained Investigation, but it does not have to.
 

3-D Art and Design Portfolio Exam

Sustained Investigation Section
60% of total score

 

15 digital images and responses to prompts: some may be details, second views, or process images.

 

Works demonstrate sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision.

Selected Works Section
40% of total score

 

10 digital images of 5 works (2 views each) with responses to prompts.

 

Works each demonstrate synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas using 3-D art and design skills. Work may come from the Sustained Investigation, but it does not have to.
 

Drawing Portfolio Exam

Sustained Investigation Section
60% of total score

 

15 digital images and responses to prompts: some may be detail and process images.

 

Works demonstrate sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision.

Selected Works Section
40% of total score

 

5 physical works or high-quality printed reproductions of physical works and responses to prompts (digital images will also be submitted as a back up).

 

Works each demonstrate synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas using drawing skills. Work may come from the Sustained Investigation, but it does not have to.