- The teacher has read the most recent AP Studio Art Course Description.
- The course promotes a sustained investigation of all three aspects of portfolio development -- quality, concentration, and breadth -- as outlined in the Course Description or Studio Art poster throughout the duration of the course. (Note: The body of work submitted for the portfolio can include art created prior to and outside of the AP Studio Art course.)
- The course enables students to develop mastery (i.e., "quality") in concept, composition, and execution of drawing, 2-D design, or 3-D design.
- The course enables students to develop a body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea in drawing, 2-D design, or 3-D design that grows out of a coherent plan of action or investigation (i.e., a "concentration").
- The course teaches students a variety of concepts and approaches in drawing, 2-D design, or 3-D design so that the student is able to demonstrate a range of abilities and versatility with technique, problem-solving, and ideation (i.e., "breadth"). Such conceptual variety can be demonstrated through either the use of one or the use of several media.
- The course emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making.
- The course includes group and individual student critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher, enabling students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and those of their peers.
- The course teaches students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. If students produce work that makes use of photographs, published images, and/or other artists' works, the course teaches students how to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication.