Overview of the Digital Submission Process

Sign In to the AP Digital Portfolio

If you’re taking an AP Art and Design course and you’re registered for the AP Art and Design Portfolio Exam, you’ll use the AP Digital Portfolio to submit your portfolio components as final to the AP Program.

Your teacher will let you know when you can begin working on your portfolio components in the AP Digital Portfolio. Note: Your portfolio components will only be sent to the AP Program for scoring if an exam has been ordered for you by the AP coordinator. 

Portfolio Requirements and Policies

As you work on your portfolio, be sure you’re familiar with the portfolio requirements and policies. Remember that the use of artificial intelligence tools is categorically prohibited at any stage of the creative process.

When you submit your portfolio components as final through the AP Digital Portfolio, you must agree to the Artistic Integrity Agreement.  

Sustained Investigation and Selected Works

The Art and Design Portfolio Exam consists of two sections: Sustained Investigation (60% of total score) and Selected Works (40% of total score). The Sustained Investigation section has two components: Images and Written Evidence. The Selected Works section has one component: Works.

In the AP Digital Portfolio, you’ll need to submit these three portfolio components as final (Sustained Investigation Images, Sustained Investigation Written Evidence, and Selected Works) through the AP Digital Portfolio by the May 10, 2024, 8 p.m. ET deadline for your portfolio components to be scored by the AP Program.  

Portfolio Components 

  • Sustained Investigation Images: Upload 15 images and identify the dimensions, materials,  processes, and image citation.  
  • Sustained Investigation Written Evidence: Respond to two prompts about your sustained investigation.  
  • Selected Works: Upload images of 5 works and identify the dimensions, materials, processes, ideas, and image citation.
    • AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing: 5 images of 5 works. 
    • AP 3-D Art and Design: 10 images of 5 works (2 views of each).

You are responsible for submitting the portfolio components as final by the AP Program submission deadline. However, your AP teacher (or AP coordinator if you’re not working with a teacher), will set an earlier deadline for you to submit your work. This will give them time to review your work ahead of the AP Program deadline.  

Returned Portfolio Components

In rare instances of technical errors, your teacher will return a portfolio component to you through the AP Digital Portfolio with recommendations to make changes. If this happens, you’ll need to resubmit your portfolio component in the AP Digital Portfolio by the AP Program deadline for the portfolio component to be sent to the AP Program for scoring.  

Review the other pages of this guide for complete details about uploading and submitting your work to the AP Program.

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