Studio Art AP Photography Portfolio

  • Grades 11, 12

    This AP course will address three major concerns that are constants in the teaching of art: (1) a sense of quality in a student’s work; (2) the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; and (3) the student’s need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist.

    This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of two-dimensional design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way.

    The elements of design (line, shape, illusion of space, illusion of motion, pattern, texture, value and color) are like a palette of possibilities that artists use to express themselves. The principles of design help guide artists in making decisions about how to organize the elements on a picture plane in order to communicate content. These principles include unity/variety, balance, emphasis, rhythm, and proportion/scale. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression may be a part of your portfolio.

    For this portfolio, you are asked to demonstrate proficiency in 2-D design using a variety of art forms. These could include, but are not limited to, graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, printmaking, etc.

    Students will be required to complete the AP required portfolio.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not complete the portfolio.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board and are currently $98 with a $7 administration fee at Noblesville High School.

    Prerequisite: Photography

    • A Core 40 and AHD course
    • One year course (2 credits earned) 
    • Weighted grade (1 point)
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