•AP Art History is designed to provide
benefits to secondary school students as those provided by an introductory college course in art
the course, students examine major forms of artistic expression from the ancient world to the present and from a
of cultures. They learn to look and analyze works of art within their historical context, and to articulate
see or experience in a meaningful way. A meaningful way to experience works of art is learning to frame an understanding that relates how and why works of art communicate visual meaning.
introductory college art history course content generally covers the various art forms in the following proportions: 40-50% painting and drawing, 25% architecture, 25% sculpture, and 5-10% other media (printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, etc.)