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AP Art History ** Suggested Prerequisite: Success in art and/or social science classes. Open to 11th & 12th grade. The AP Art History course explores topics such as the nature of art, its uses and meanings, art making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of cultures from prehistory to the present, this course develops an in depth and holistic understanding of the history of art. Students will learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis, as they investigate works of art and architecture from around the globe.
AP Studio Art: Drawing ** Prerequisite: Advanced Painting/Drawing or approval by instructor. The AP Studio Art Drawing is a very rigorous course that will enable students to develop a portfolio of college level work. Participating students will exhibit high level of art skills, a working understanding of the art elements and principles of design, personal depth, time management skills and great organizational skills. Students will be required to spend at least 1-2 hours working outside of class every day to fulfill the College Board’s portfolio requirements. This work will be submitted to the College Board in early May and requires that an exam fee be paid in early spring. Students who pass the exam (have their artwork scored as passing) will receive college credit from participating colleges. This course will focus on professional practices such as deadlines and preparation and presentation of a portfolio. Students will demonstrate a high level of creative thinking and critical problem solving skills.
AP Studio Art: 2D * Prerequisite: Advanced Computer Graphics or approval by instructor. AP Studio Art 2D is a rigorous course that will enable students to create a portfolio of college level work. Students will be asked to create original images based on prompts provided by the instructor. Students will be required to spend 3-5 hours a week working outside of class to fulfill the College Board’s portfolio requirements. Students that pass the exam will receive college credit from participating colleges.
AP 3D Portfolio * Prerequisite: Advanced Ceramics or approval by instructor. AP 3D Portfolio is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. This course is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP 3-D Design Portfolio course is intended to address sculptural ceramics involving purposeful decision-making, using the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. Students are asked to demonstrate understanding of design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space as well as volume and surface. For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate mastery of 3-D design through any three-dimensional approach, including, but not limited, figurative or non-figurative sculpture, architectural models, metalwork, ceramics, glass work, installation, assemblage, and 3-D fabric/fiber arts.
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