Info About AP and IB Art

  • AP & IB Art Options

    Students have three upper level options for visual art: AP Studio Art, IB Visual Arts HL and IB Visual Arts SL. All three classes meet for two periods each day. Each class will be helpful in making a portfolio. Listed below are differences you should consider in choosing a course.


    AP Studio Art


    • One-year program taken during senior year.


    • Students create and submit a portfolio and can receive college credit at many universities for high scores.


    • Students create a portfolio that has a focus on one of the following: Drawing, 2D Design, or 3D Design.


    • Students develop both Breadth (different subjects and media) and Depth (one theme in depth) for their portfolio.

    IB Visual Arts (HL)


    • Two-year program taken junior and senior year.


    • Students create and submit a portfolio and can receive college credit at select universities for high scores.


    • Students choose a mixture of Drawing, 2D Design and 3D Design to create a portfolio.


    • Students choose the balance of Breadth (different subjects and media) and Depth (one theme in depth) for their portfolio.


    • Students create a journal of art experimentation and art criticism.

    IB Visual Arts (SL)


    • One-year program taken junior or senior year.


    • Students create and submit a portfolio but do not receive college credit at universities for high scores.


    • Students choose a mixture of Drawing, 2D Design and 3D Design to create a portfolio.


    • Students choose the balance of Breadth (different subjects and media) and Depth (one theme in depth) for their portfolio.


    • Students create a journal of art experimentation and art criticism.