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Online AP Art History Course

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Tile Mural for Study in Online AP Art History Class in WisconsinTake AP Art History online and earn 1.0 credit toward your high school diploma (and qualify for college credit). It's free for Wisconsin students.

AP Art History


AP Art History is designed to foster in students an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. In the course, students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. In addition to visual analysis, this course emphasizes understanding works in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender and the functions and effects of works of art. Prior art training is not prerequisite and nor does the course cater exclusively to future Art History majors.

Learning Targets:

Identify and classify works of art (Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Minor Arts & Photography) from prehistory to twentieth century

Analyze, formally, works of art by situating them within the correct historical context (the original historical, social, political and religious setting) in which they were created

Analyze visual traditions with a full understanding of the interdependence of disciplines as well as the inter connectivity of cultures

Describe works of art in a formal manner using appropriate art-history terminology, both descriptive and technical

Evaluate media, techniques and methods employed by artists in the creative process




Full year

Grade Level:

10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade

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