AP ART & DESIGN COURSES

These are college level courses for serious art students who can demonstrate a high level of independent work and development in art. Students who are planning on studying visual art in college will find them particularly useful. AP Studio Art classes are based on the standards, expectations and rigor of college level art courses. Students must be highly focused and self-motivated. They will be expected to be open to instruction in class and able to devote a fair amount of time to independent work outside of class.  This work needs to be high in quality and craftsmanship; therefore, successful completion of the prerequisite courses is required.

AP Art & Design Drawing & Painting- Honors

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR170

One Year Course

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Drawing & Design 2 and Painting 2 or Departmental Approval

Course Number Semester 1: AR096

Course Number Semester 2: AR097

Students must register for each semester separately. 

AP Art & Design -2D Design-Honors

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR170

One Year Course

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Drawing & Design 2 and Painting 2) OR (Drawing & Design 2 and Computer Design 2) OR Department Approval

Course Number Semester 1: AR103

Course Number Semester 2: AR104

Students must register for each semester separately. 

AP Art & Design -Photography-Honors

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR170

One Year Course

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: (Digital Photography 2 and Painting 2) OR (Drawing & Design 2 and Digital Photography 2) OR
(Digital Photography 2 and Computer Design 2) OR Department Approval

Course Number Semester 1: AR107

Course Number Semester 2: AR108

Students must register for each semester separately. 

AP Art & Design -3D Design-Honors

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR170

One Year Course

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: (Metals 2 and Sculpture) OR (Ceramics 2 and Sculpture) OR Department Approval

Course Number Semester 1: AR105

Course Number Semester 2: AR106

Students must register for each semester separately. 

AP Art History- Honors (Online)

One Year Course

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Numbers:

Sem. 1: AR111

Sem. 2: AR112

This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18 week semesters during which the students will examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students will learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience.