Course: AR750 AP Studio Art: Draw/Design
Subject Area: Art
Type: Accelerated, Advanced Placement, Articulated Credits
This is a year-long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. potential college credit This course is geared toward for the serious art student who is considering a post-secondary degree in the visual arts, a career as a fine artist, an art educator, or who wants the challenge of a rigorous art program that allows the student to pursue their individual artistic vision. This course offers students the potential to receive college credit by submitting a portfolio for review by the College Board. If the student chooses not to submit a portfolio they will still receive advanced credit. The course will address three major concerns that are constants in art production:
a sense of quality in student work
student concentration on a particular visual interest or problem
student need for breadth of experience in formal, technical, and expressive means.
Students signing up for this course are expected to take the AP examination.
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the AP Art portfolio
Understand, utilize, and identify the elements and principles of design
Identify and discuss major topics in art history; ancient to modern
Create the Breadth portion of the portfolio; 12 pieces of artwork that exhibit strong skill and technique within a broad range of subject matter, technique and media
Create the Concentration portion of the portfolio; A series of 9-12 pieces of artwork that shows the investigation of a theme or problem proposed by each individual student
Demonstrate the ability to consistently create strong work with a high level of craftsmanship inherently integrating the elements and principles of design
Critically analyze, evaluate and compare personal work with the work of others in a written format as well as participating in regular oral group critiques
Two studio level courses
If you take this course, you must also take AR750-S2 – AP Studio Art: Draw/Design S2
Notes: Students will need an 11 x 14 sketchbook.