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.
- 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
What you need to know about AP Art History
Are AP classes hard?
AP students are expected to analyze techniques of historical artwork at a college level. Although AP coursework may be difficult, many of our students like the practice in critical thinking that allows them to advance in other courses.
Are AP classes really worth it?
Although AP classes take a lot of dedication, the benefits of taking an online AP course are worth it! In addition to gaining incredible knowledge, students will get college credit and college course experience to prepare them for future higher education courses.
How do online AP classes work?
The course takes one year to complete, and works much like a regular class except more in-depth. Students in AP Art History focus specific art periods and disciplines, then end with a state administered AP exam to determine how much college credit they’ve earned.
Are AP classes needed to graduate?
AP classes are not necessary to graduate high school, but are beneficial for students who want to earn college credit and reduce their high-level education costs in the future. AP Art History specializes in topics that can help students who want to pursue careers in history and art.
Can I take AP classes online?
eAchieve offers an extensive collection of online AP classes for high school students to enroll in. Start your path today to further your knowledge, advance your credits, and prepare for college with courses offered at eAchieve.
How many AP classes should I take?
Research often helps students figure out how many AP classes they should take in a year, but a student’s ability to handle coursework changes year to year. Challenge yourself at first, but try not to overwhelm yourself with work!
How does the weighted AP GPA work?
One of the many benefits of taking AP classes is that they count more towards your GPA than standard courses: which means that it is possible for students to achieve a GPA greater than 4.0! Many of our AP students see this as a safety net and a challenge to graduate with a 4.0+ (very impressive to colleges).
What are the best AP classes to take?
Start by considering AP classes in subjects you’re very interested in and subjects where you’ve had academic success. If you already know what you want to study in college, you can choose AP courses aligned with your intended major.
How do I choose between regular, honors, or AP classes?
Regular, Honors and AP classes have differences, and they can all be a valuable part of your high school career. The main thing to know is that AP classes give high schoolers the opportunity to earn college credit as they work towards their diploma.
Can homeschooled students take AP online classes?
Absolutely. Homeschooled students are welcome to apply at eAchieve and can enroll in one or two online classes each semester as a supplement to their curriculum. Our online AP classes are open to homeschoolers as well as students attending traditional brick and mortar schools.
How can I know if taking AP classes is the right move for me?
There are pros and cons to AP classes, and they’re not the right choice for all high school students. But for motivated students looking for a challenge, they can be a great way to prepare for college.
How do AP classes compare to college classes?
AP classes are designed to be about as hard as an introductory level college class. Of course the learning environment and type of instructor will vary when comparing AP and college classes.
Will taking AP in high school help with getting into college?
For the most part colleges like seeing AP classes on transcripts because it shows that a student is pushing themselves academically. You will need to earn good enough grades and exam scores to complete the picture however.
Is it smart to enroll in multiple AP classes?
Managing multiple AP courses is doable, but it takes commitment to learning and applying time management skills.
Are AP classes and dual enrollment viewed equally by colleges?
Both dual enrollment and high school AP courses provide more of an academic challenge compared to regular classes. If your main motivation is earning college credit early, you’ll probably want to stick with AP classes.
How can I take AP classes outside high school?
If your school doesn’t offer AP classes (or at least the AP classes you’re looking for to get into your favorite college), you’ll be interested in availability for online AP courses. Taking AP classes outside of high school in Wisconsin is as easy as enrolling for FREE with eAchieve Academy.