The Portfolio

AP 3-D Art and Design

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Fri, May 5, 2023

8 PM ET

AP Art and Design Digital Portfolio Submission Deadline

Portfolio Overview

In May, students submit their 3-D 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). 

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 Digital Portfolio Submission Deadline

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

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.

2021 AP Art and Design Exhibit

The 2021 AP Art and Design Exhibit showcases the outstanding artwork created by students for the May 2021 exam.

 

Webinar: How to Use the 2021 Exhibit in your Classroom

Rebecca Stone-Danahy, director of AP Art and Design, will showcase how to use this exhibit in your classroom. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to navigate the digital exhibit, review the featured content focusing on student inquiry, teacher and school administrator statements, and explore the relationship to the course and exam description.

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

The table below contains student samples selected from portfolios submitted for the 2021 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 2021 Portfolio Exam

 

Sample Portfolios

Selected Works

Sustained Investigation

Scoring and Score Distributions

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 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Sustained Investigation - Row B

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Sustained Investigation - Row C

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Sustained Investigation - Row D

Sample Portfolio – Score of 2

Sample Portfolio – Score of 3

Chief Reader Report

Scoring Statistics

Score Distributions