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In an AP Art and Design course, students develop the skills that artists and designers use, and create a portfolio of work that is assessed to produce their AP score.

The AP Art and Design program includes three different courses and portfolio exams. Visit the course pages for detailed information:

New in 2020-21

This year, students will submit their portfolios entirely online through the AP Art and Design digital submission web application. There will be no physical portfolios in the 2020-21 school year.

We’re also no longer printing physical copies of the AP Art and Design Portfolio Requirements brochure, which we used to mail to schools each year. Instead, information about the AP Art and Design portfolio requirements is on our student site.

Digital Submission

AP Art and Design students upload images of their work to the AP Art and Design digital submission web application over the course of the year, creating a digital portfolio. See examples of real student work at the 2020 AP Art and Design Exhibit, which showcases outstanding artwork created by students for the May 2020 exam.

AP Art and Design teachers play an important part in helping students access and use this web application. AP Art and Design teachers and AP coordinators will be notified when the application is open in November 2020. Visit the guides below to walk through the digital submission process.

Guide for Teachers Guide for Students


AP Daily Videos Now Available

AP Daily videos are short, searchable, on-demand videos that help teachers maximize class time with students, whether instruction is in person, online, or hybrid/blended this year.

Teacher Timeline

Get a detailed overview of your year by visiting the full AP Art and Design teacher timeline.


    Help Students Access the Digital Submission Web Application

    Make sure students have set up their access to the AP Art and Design digital submission web application and have chosen the correct portfolio type.


    Encourage Students to Continue Work on Portfolios

    Ensure students continue to work on their portfolios and upload images throughout the winter and spring.


    Establish a Deadline for Students to Finalize Their Portfolios

    Establish and communicate a firm deadline for students to forward finalized digital portfolios to you so you have time to forward them to your AP coordinator.

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