What is AP Studio Art? AP Studio Art addresses the student’s ability to (1) conduct a sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions; (2) skillfully synthesize materials, processes, and ideas; and (3) articulate, in writing, information about one’s work that includes process, experimentation, and revision. Who is AP Studio Art intended for? This is a year-long 4 credit class open to Juniors and Seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to developing a high quality and focused art portfolio. Prior to enrolling in AP Art students should complete at least 4 LHS Art courses. Before committing to this class, students should objectively look at their schedules and see if they will have adequate time in their day to dedicate towards maintaining a rigorous studio practice. Syllabus:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I1W5ZfyHB-MbadvySi6j2H-YWf0CcU8OfUTBCbllfVg/edit?usp=sharing The AP Art course has three main sections:
15 Sustained Investigation Slides (not necessarily 15 finished works) showing: process, experimentation, and revision around a single topic or theme that the student explores through their chosen materials,
a written 1200 character statement about the Sustained Investigation artwork,
and 5 Selected Works that do not have to be related to one another in terms of theme; but that showcase the student’s best abilities with the materials used.
Exam grading: AP exam reviewers grade based on 2 rubrics: 1 for the Selected Works and 1 for the Sustained Investigation (that includes the written statement). These combined rubrics result in a score from 1-5 with a 3 representing a “passing” score. Rubrics for the Sustained Investigation and Selected Works can be found below. Earning transfer credits from the AP Exam: Only select colleges accept a passing AP score in the place of an introductory art elective. In most cases, students who are intending to go to art school do not qualify for exempting introductory courses. For information on which schools accept these credits please use the AP College Search tool found here:https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies