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Important Updates

Support for Students and Schools Impacted by Coronavirus
In response to school closures due to COVID-19, we’ve changed the due date and the requirements for the 2020 AP Art and Design portfolios. Note that these adjustments may not be reflected on all AP Central pages. Get details and the latest updates at Taking the Exams.

New AP Resources
We've introduced a new portfolio registration platform for students. They’ll need to complete a simple, five-minute digital activation at the beginning of the school year in order to submit a portfolio exam.

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2019 Score Reports Now Available
Access 2019 AP score reports.

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Samples and Scoring Commentary for 2019-20
The portfolio sample packets below are aligned with the updated Art and Design course and portfolio launching in 2019-20. Each sample is accompanied by detailed scoring commentary walking you through the scoring process and explaining how the updated rubrics were applied.

Portfolio Overview

In May, students submit actual works of art and digital images of works for their Drawing portfolios. These works should demonstrate artistic growth and development. For more in-depth information on course content and skills, download the AP Art and Design Course and Exam Description (CED). For details on how student work will be assessed on the portfolios, download the rubrics.

Encourage your students to visit the AP 2-D Art and Design student page for portfolio information and portfolio samples.

 
  • Event
    • TUE, MAY 26, 2020, 11:59 PM ET

    AP 2-D Art and Design Portfolio Submission Deadline

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Portfolio Format

Beginning in 2019-20, the AP Art and Design portfolios will each consist of two sections. With the elimination of the Range of Approaches (Breadth) section of the current portfolios, your students can focus on in-depth, inquiry-based art and design making; on skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas; and on articulating information about their work.

Portfolio Updates

2019 Portfolio

Starting with the 2020 Portfolio

Sustained Investigation (Concentration) – Section 2

12 digital images; some may be details or process images | 33.3% of portfolio score

Students will submit images to document their inquiry-guided investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision:

  • Create a body of works that demonstrates sustained investigation of a specific visual idea
  • Must not include images of the work included in the Range of Approaches section.
     

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:

  • A minimum of 15 digital images that include works of art and design and process documentation.
  • Typed responses to prompts, providing information about the questions that guided their investigation and how they practiced, experimented, and revised, guided by their questions.

 

Selected Works (Quality) – Section 1

5 actual works | 33.3% of portfolio score

Students will submit works of art and design to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas:

  • Works may come from the Sustained Investigation or Range of Approaches sections, but they do not have to.

Selected Works – Section 2

5 actual works | 40% of portfolio score

Students will submit works of art and design and writing to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas:

  • 5 physical works or high-quality reproductions of physical works with written responses on paper identifying the materials, processes, and ideas used.
  • Works may come from the Sustained Investigation section, but they do not have to.

Range of Approaches (Breadth) – Section 3

12 digital images | 33.3% of portfolio score

  • Demonstrates understanding of drawing issues through a variety of works.
  • Must not include images of the work included in the Sustained Investigation section.

 


 

Samples and Scoring Commentary for 2019-20

The portfolio sample packets below are aligned with the updated AP 2-D Art and Design course and portfolio launching in 2019-20. The sample student art and writing collected here represent a range of media and processes, as well as a range of scores. Each sample is accompanied by detailed scoring commentary walking you through the scoring process and explaining how the updated rubrics were applied.

Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information