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AP Studio Art

    Actual physical artworks or prints are submitted for the Quality (Selected Works) sections of the 2-D Design and Drawing Portfolios. Students receive all the portfolio materials for submission of the Quality (Selected Works) sections in May. A digital, web-based submission process is used for the Concentration and Breadth sections of the 2-D and Drawing Portfolios.
  • Register on the Digital Submissions page
  • How to Register Demo
  • About the Portfolio
  • Size Requirements for Digital Images
  • AP Studio Art Portfolio Requirements PDF
  • About AP Studio Digital Submissions
  • AP Studio Art Exam Practice
  • Creating your Concentration Statement
  • Questions to help formulate your artist statement

    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

    • Choose works that best exhibit your synthesis of 2-D form, technique, and content
    • Works may come from the Sustained Investigations (Concentration) and/or Range of Approaches (Breadth) sections, but they do not have to. They may be a group of related works, unrelated works, or a combination of related and unrelated works.

    Section II: Sustained Investigations (Concentration) - 12 digital images; 33% of exam score

    • Create a body of works that demonstrates sustained investigation of a specific visual idea.
    • You may not submit images of the same work that you submit for Range of Approaches (Breadth).

    Section III: Range of Approaches (Breadth) - 12 digital images; 33% of exam score

    • Demonstrate understanding of 2-D design issues through a variety of works
    • You may not submit images of the same work that you submit for Sustained Investigation (Concentration).


    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.


    Requirements and Recommendations for Digital Images

    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:

    • Make the largest dimension 780 pixels