This one-year course facilitates highly-motivated students in the creation of a college-level portfolio demonstrating mastery of 3-D design. Students will use additive, subtractive, and/or fabricated processes to create works which demonstrate a range of understanding and fundamental mastery of 3-D visual concerns and methods. This course facilitates highly motivated students in creating a college level portfolio of artwork demonstrating a mastery of 3-D design techniques. Students engage a wide range of approaches and media to address various drawing issues through abstract, observational, and/or inventive works. Using AP guidelines, a number of digital images are submitted to the College Board based on a student’s best work and sustained investigation.

    Students should expect to work an additional four to six hours outside of class each week. Exact requirements may change and are specified by the College Board at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2135.html?affiliateId=APSamp&bannerId=st3d. AP Art and Design courses address the following learning outcomes: the ability to conduct a sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions; skillfully synthesize materials, processes, and ideas; and articulate, in writing, information about one’s work. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.

    A fee of $30 will be required for supplies which may be higher depending on individual student's required materials. In addition to the $30 supply fee, students will also need to pay $97 for the AP portfolio (exam). Payment is usually due by November 1st of each year. Students may not take the course without submitting the portfolio to the AP board. (One credit, one-year fine arts elective for grade 11-12.) This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 3-D Design II with at least a B average and instructor permission.