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Important Updates

AP Score Reports
Subject score rosters and student score reports for the 2020 AP Exams will be available beginning July 15.

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2020-21 Portfolio Registration on AP Classroom
Students will use AP Classroom to register their portfolios. 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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Samples and Scoring Commentary with 2020-21 Rubrics
The portfolio sample packets below reflect the 2020-21 Art and Design course and portfolios.  Each sample is accompanied by detailed scoring commentary walking you through the scoring process and explaining how the 2020-21 rubrics were applied.

Portfolio Overview

In May, students submit actual works of art and digital images of works for their 3D 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 3-D Art and Design student page for portfolio information and portfolio samples.

  • Event
    • FRI, MAY 07, 2021, 8 PM ET

    AP 3-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:

  • A minimum of 12 digital images that include works of art and design and process documentation.
  • 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

10 digital images | 33.3% of portfolio score

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

  • Digital images of 5 works (2 views of each).
  • Works may come from the Sustained Investigation or Range of Approaches sections, but they do not have to.

Selected Works – Section 2

10 digital images | 40% of portfolio score

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

  • Digital images of 5 works (2 views of each, for a total of 10 images) with written responses 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

16 digital images | 33.3% of portfolio score

  • Demonstrates understanding of 3-D design issues through a variety of works.
  • Must not include images of the work included in the Sustained Investigation section.

 

Scoring Information

The portfolio sample packets below are aligned with the current course and portfolio exam.  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 rubrics were applied.

Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information

AP Exhibit

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

The 2020 AP Art and Design Exhibit will be posted in fall 2020.