Course: AR750 AP Studio Art: Draw/Design

Grade: 12

Subject Area: Art

Type: Accelerated, Advanced Placement, Articulated Credits

Credits: 1

Course Information:

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:

  1. a sense of quality in student work

  2. student concentration on a particular visual interest or problem

  3. 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.