In May, students submit their 2-D portfolios through the AP Digital Portfolio.
For more in-depth information on course content and skills, download the AP Art and Design Course and Exam Description (CED).
Encourage your students to visit the AP 2-D Art and Design student page for portfolio information and portfolio samples.
Scoring Guidelines Updated for 2023-24
The AP Art and Design portfolios each consist of two sections: Sustained Investigation and Selected Works.
Sustained Investigation—Section 1
15 digital images; some may be details or process images | 60% of portfolio score
Students will submit images and writing to document their inquiry-guided investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision:
- 15 digital images that can include process documentation and works of art and design.
- Typed responses to prompts, providing information about the inquiry that guided their investigation and ways they practiced, experimented, and revised.
Selected Works—Section 2
Digital images of 5 works | 40% of portfolio score
Students submit digital images of their work and commentary online to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas:
- 5 works with commentary identifying the materials, processes, and ideas used.
- Works may come from the Sustained Investigation section, but they do not have to.
AP 2-D Art and Design Portfolio Samples and Scoring Information
Student Samples and Scoring Commentaries from the 2023 Portfolio Exam
Sustained Investigation - Row A
Sustained Investigation - Row B
Sustained Investigation - Row C
Sustained Investigation - Row D
Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information
AP Art and Design Exhibits
Each exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Art and Design Exams.