AP Art Courses Offered at Battlefield High School for 2017-18


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AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

[AP Course Description] [AP Course Homepage]

This portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional (2-D) design issues . Design involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way .
For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate mastery of 2-D design through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking . Video clips, DVDs, CDs and three-dimensional works may not be submitted . However, still images from videos or films are accepted.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Graham



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AP Studio Art: Drawing

[AP Course Description] [AP Course Homepage]

The Drawing Portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc . Abstract and observational works may demonstrate drawing competence . The range of marks used to make drawings, the arrangement of those marks, and the materials used to make the marks are endless . There is no preferred (or unacceptable) style or content. Any work submitted in the Drawing Portfolio that incorporates digital or photographic processes must address issues such as those listed above.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Graham



AP Music Theory (possibly coming to BHS in the fall of 2018)
 
[AP Course Description] [AP Course Homepage]

The ultimate goal of an AP Music Theory course is to develop a student's ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. The achievement of these goals may best be approached by initially addressing fundamental aural, analytical, and compositional skills using both listening and written exercises. Building on this foundation, the course should progress to include more creative tasks, such as the harmonization of a melody by selecting appropriate chords, composing a musical bass line to provide two-voice counterpoint, or the realization of figured-bass notation.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • TBD
  • Course Syllabus (proposed course)




Last Updated: 2/22/18