The Portfolio

AP 3-D Art and Design

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Fri, May 5, 2023

8 PM ET

AP Art and Design Submission Deadline

This is the deadline for students to submit portfolios to the AP Program through the AP Digital Portfolio.

Portfolio Overview

In May, students submit their 3-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 3-D Art and Design student page for portfolio information and portfolio samples.

Portfolio Deadline

Fri, May 5, 2023

8 PM ET

AP Art and Design Submission Deadline

This is the deadline for students to submit portfolios to the AP Program through the AP Digital Portfolio.

Portfolio Format

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 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—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.

2022 AP Art and Design Exhibit

The 2022 AP Art and Design Exhibit showcases the outstanding artwork created by students for the May 2022 exam.

AP 3-D Art and Design Portfolio Samples and Scoring Information

The table below contains student samples selected from portfolios submitted for the 2022 exam. Each sample includes scoring commentary that explains the rubric application and scoring logic. The complete portfolio is also available for your review.

Student Samples and Scoring Commentaries from the 2022 Portfolio Exam

 

Sample Portfolios

Selected Works

Sustained Investigation

Scoring

Scoring Guidelines – Selected Works

Sample 1 – Score of 3

Sample 2 – Score of 4

Sample 3 – Score of 5

Scoring Guidelines – Sustained Investigation

Sustained Investigation - Row A

Sample Portfolio – Score of 1

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Sustained Investigation - Row B

Sample Portfolio – Score of 1

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Sustained Investigation - Row C

Sample Portfolio – Score of 1

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Sustained Investigation - Row D

Sample Portfolio – Score of 1

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Chief Reader Report

Scoring Statistics

Score Distributions

Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information

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Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information

View sample portfolios and scoring information from past years.

AP Art and Design Exhibits

Each exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Art and Design Exams.

Score Reporting