AP Daily Videos and AP Classroom
Teachers and students can access short, on-demand AP Daily video lessons in AP Classroom. These videos cover every skill outlined in the CED, which you’ll see on your AP Classroom Course Resources page. Videos can be assigned as homework to encourage students to watch on their own, so you can use class time to focus discussions where students need more help, whether teaching online, in person, or both.
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.
- FRI, MAY 6, 2022, 8 PM EDT
AP 3-D Art and Design Deadline for AP Coordinators to Submit Portfolios
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:
- 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—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.
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.
3-D Sustained Investigation Samples and Scoring Commentaries
Sample student images for the Sustained Investigation section, with scoring commentaries explaining the 2020 rubric application.
3-D Selected Works Samples and Scoring Commentaries
Sample student works submitted for the Selected Works section, with scoring commentaries explaining the 2020 rubric application.
AP 3-D Art and Design Portfolio Samples and Scoring Information
Portfolio Samples and Scoring Commentaries from the 2021 AP Exam Administration
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.
|Selected Works||Sustained Investigation||Scoring and Score Distributions|
Sustained Investigation - Row A
Sustained Investigation - Row B
Sustained Investigation - Row C
Sustained Investigation - Row D
Past Sample Portfolios and Scoring Information
Each exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Art and Design Exams.