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AP 3-D Art and Design

Course Description

Students taking the AP 3-D Art and Design course will develop their 3-D skills in materials and processes, such as sculpture, architectural rendering and models, metal work, ceramics, glass work, and others. Students will create a highly developed body of work that demonstrates an advanced degree of 3-D art and design skills, such as graphic design, illustration, and photography. This artwork will also demonstrate a synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. In addition, students will participate in critiques, writing about their artwork, a field trip, exhibiting their artwork, and submitting a portfolio of their work to the AP College Board for evaluation.

*Dual Credit through UMSL is offered for this course.

Grade Level(s): 10th-12th grades

Curricula for Advanced Placement (AP) courses are created by the American College Board, which offers high level coursework and exams to high school students.  Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on examinations.  Curriculum for each subject area is created by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. The AP Art and Design Course & Exam Description (CED) can be found HERE (includes AP Painting).

Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

Big Idea 1: Investigate Materials, Processes, and Ideas

  • Students will learn how artists and designers decide what to make and why and how to make it.

Big Idea 2: Make Art and Design

  • Students will study the processes and techniques that artists and designers use when they create work.

Big Idea 3: Present Art and Design

  • Students will explore why and how artists and designers present their work to viewers.

Date Last Revised/Approved: 2021