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AP 3-D Art and Design

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2023-24 Guidance for Artificial Intelligence Tools and Other Services

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.

Scoring Guidelines Updated for 2023-24

We’ve updated the AP Art and Design Sustained Investigation and Selected Works scoring guidelines for the 2023-24 school year. This change only affects the scoring, with no change to the course or portfolio directions, course framework, or assessed skills. The course and exam description (CED) has been updated with the revised scoring guidelines. 

Portfolio Deadline

Fri, May 10, 2024


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 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.

2023 AP Art and Design Exhibit

The 2023 AP Art and Design Exhibit showcases the outstanding artwork created by students for the May 2023 exam.

Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information


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