AP Art and Design Portfolio Policies

Follow these guidelines as you build and submit your portfolio:

  • See the detailed instructions for your portfolio type listed in the current AP Art and Design Course and Exam DescriptionIf you don’t follow the instructions, your score report will have a message saying that your score is based on an incomplete or otherwise irregular portfolio. 
  • Your portfolio may include work you’ve done during this school year or previously, in class or out of class. 
  • All work in your portfolio must be work created only by you; collaborative works or group projects may not be submitted. 
  • If you submit work that makes use of photographs, published images, and/or other artists’ works, you must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication. This may be demonstrated through manipulation of the formal qualities, design, and/or concept of the original work. 
  • Submit digital images for the sections that require them. Physical work sent for these sections won’t be evaluated.
  • Each portfolio exam must be unique; do not submit the same work (or details of the work) in more than one portfolio exam.
  • Label all images, including dimensions and media. (If you want to include a title or other text, add it after the media.)

It’s unethical, constitutes plagiarism, and often violates copyright law to copy a work of art (even in another medium) that was made by someone else and represent it as your own. 


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