About the Portfolio
AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination; instead, you will submit a portfolio for evaluation at the end of the school year.
The AP Studio Art 2-D Design portfolios are made up of a three-section structure, which requires you to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual methods. Each section contributes equally to the final grade.
Any subject, content, style, media, and technique are acceptable.
Section I: Selected Works - 5 actual works; 33% of exam score
Section II: Sustained Investigations (Concentration) - 12 digital images; 33% of exam score
Section III: Range of Approaches (Breadth) - 12 digital images; 33% of exam score
The works submitted for evaluation may have been produced in art classes or on your own time and may cover a period of time longer than a single school year.
Your personal, unique artistic vision should be clearly evident.
All images must be submitted in JPEG format (file name extension .jpg) and RGB color mode. We recommend uploading files that are 72 pixels-per-inch (ppi) because a higher resolution does not add clarity when viewing images on a computer screen. We recommend that you keep copies of your original images.
Image size: The image sizes below are recommendations. Your image sizes may be different.
Landscape or Portrait orientation: