Students will have the opportunity to narrow their focus and delve deep into the areas that most interest them. Students have the option to take any of four AP level elective arts courses: Art History, Studio Art 2D Design, Studio Art 3D Design, & Studio Art Drawing.
AP Art course descriptions from The College Board:
– The AP Art History course explores such topics as the nature of art, its uses, its meanings, art making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of cultures from prehistory to the present, the course fosters in-depth and holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis to engage with a variety of art forms, constructing understanding of individual works and interconnections or art making processes and products throughout history.
-AP Studio Art [2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing] is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolios – 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing – corresponding to common college foundation courses.