The AP 2D Art and Design course is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art and design. The course is intended to prepare artists for college level thinking in the artistic process. It is recommended for AP students to have previous training in art or to demonstrate competence via portfolio submission. The course is designed as an intensive one year program with emphasis on contemporary and traditional 2D processes, concepts, and materials. Projects are designed to introduce and fuse content, skill and principles of design and composition, and a variety of media will be explored from digital photography to mixed media, design, and more. Students will be expected to think critically to solve visual problems in innovative ways.