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College Board. Advanced Placement Studio Art. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) STUDIO ART SYLLABUS Instructor: Ms. Jamilah Adebesin Year: 2011-2012 Time: 11:15am-12:10pm (Period 5) Course Number: 041 Course Title : AP STUDIO ART

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College Board

Advanced Placement Studio Art


Instructor: Ms. Jamilah Adebesin Year: 2011-2012

Time: 11:15am-12:10pm (Period 5)Course Number: 041 Course


Course Description: The AP Studio Art program may be taken by students who have completed the ART 1, ART 2, and STUDIO ART sequences of courses and who have secured the instructor's permission pertaining to the prerequisites below. To be approved, it must be determined that the student can independently create original fine art at least equal to good college level work. Most colleges will accept excellent portfolio scores and grant 3 college credit hours of college art credit. A student lab fee will be assessed at registration. Students will pay an entrance fee of $87.00 to the AP Board in January.

Advanced Placement Studio Art: 2-D Design, 3-D Design, DrawingCourse Curriculum

Course Objective

The intention of Advanced Placement Studio Art is to assist each student in becoming

familiar with art making at the collegiate stage, independent art practice, individual

motivation, as well as develop specific methods for progressing through the art course.

Students will be guided through a process of developing work technically, aesthetically,

and conceptually. All students are expected to invest all available time into completing

a well composed final portfolio. A considerable amount of time outside of the classroom is necessary to create a successful collection of completed assignments. Students will be provided with quarterly assignment sheets which detail specific projects and/or investigations that will be due at the end of the quarter grading period.

  • Portfolio: Through studio practice, exercising the use of design/concepts and knowledgeable decision making, students will accumulate a body of artwork that exhibits an elevated level of value and art development over an allotted period of time. In preparation for portfolio review, it is the student’s responsibility to photograph art pieces that will be included in the portfolio. This may be done during class at a scheduled time. Creation of portfolios will not be donesolely by the teacher. The teacher is there to help with the process.

  • Basics: Students will address the three elements of their portfolios: Quality,

  • Concentration and Breadth

Section I: Quality

Students are asked to submit five actual works. They may be separate and distinct or related to one or more of your other submitted pieces. No larger than 18’x24” (mat included). These should be the best of your best works.

Section II: Concentration

12 digital copies must be submitted. A concentration is a body of related works that focuses on investigating growth and discovery. The evaluators are interested in visual evidence of student’s thinking and development over time. This section must present a proposal of an underlying theme of investigation that has progressed with each new project. It is the student’s responsibility to create a rational plan of study for the subject matter that is selected. Each student should select a topic that is of deep interest and engaging to them. At the start of the school year, with teacher guidance, students will participate in various creative activities and references to historical art practices that may aid in the students determination of concentration. Students will be asked to bring past portfolios or any completed or ongoing personal work for review with the teacher. This activity will also serve as an aid for establishing a concentration.

Section III: Breadth

The students work should display variety in art forms, but more importantly in technique. Technical range should be shown here as evidence of experimentation in drawing and/or building. Examples are landscapes, human figure, or still-life; gesture drawing and contour drawing may be a change of technique for you. Digital copies must be submitted.

The table below summarizes the section requirements for each of the three portfolios.

Examples of A.P. Studio Art Student Work of the three portfolios.