AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
About the Portfolio
Portfolio Due Date 2017
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 three Studio Art portfolios (2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing) share a basic, three-section structure, which requires you to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns (and methods). Each section contributes equally to the final grade.
Any subject, content, style, media, and technique are acceptable.
Section I: Selected Works - 10 digital images consisting of 2 views each of 5 works; 33% of exam score
- Choose works that best exhibit your synthesis of 3-D form, technique, and content
- Works may come from the Sustained Investigation and/or Range of Approaches 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 Investigation - 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
Section III: Range of Approaches -16 digital images consisting of 2 views each of 8 works; 33% of exam score
- Demonstrate understanding of 3-D design issues through a variety of works
- You may not submit images of the same work that you submit for Sustained Investigation.
Any work that makes use of (appropriates) photographs, published images and/or other artists’ work must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication. This is demonstrated through manipulation of the formal qualities, design, and/or concept of the source. Your personal, unique artistic vision should be clearly evident.