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2-D Design Sample 1

AP Portfolio Score: 5
Quality Section Score: 5

Rationale for Score

This work displays a highly successful use of the elements of design and application of 2-D design principles.

In this Selected Works (Quality) section:

  • All the work exhibits excellent, well-informed decision making and intention in conceptualization, process, and the application of 2-D principles.
  • The composition of the works is consistently original, imaginative, and inventive.
  • The work shows successful engagement with experimentation and/or risk taking in all pieces.
  • The work as a whole is confident and evocative; it engages the viewer with visual qualities such as expressive verve or nuanced subtlety.
  • The technical competence of the work is excellent; materials and media are used effectively to express ideas.

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2-D Design Sample 2

AP Portfolio Score: 4
Quality Section Score: 4

Rationale for Score

This work displays a good use of the elements of design and application of 2-D design principles.

In this Selected Works (Quality) section:

  • The work shows good use of the elements of design, but the application of 2-D design principles is not always successful. The student’s application of the principles (balance, figure/ground, and emphasis) is not consistent.
  • Some clear decision making in the use of design elements (value, line, texture, color) and some intention with respect to the application of the principles (repetition, balance) are evident.
  • The work shows engagement with experimentation and/or risk taking with materials and media, but with uneven success in some of the pieces.
  • Some of the work has evocative qualities that engage the viewer, though confidence is not always obvious.
  • Some of the work demonstrates good technical competence and use of materials and media; technical aspects and articulation of ideas do not always work together.

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