Type: honors

Available to: qualified grade 11 and 12 students, see placement requirements on the Arts Department page

Students develop a portfolio of work which, when completed and reproduced in digital form, will be submitted to the College Board. Students learn to practice independently beyond the classroom schedule, to have refined criteria for evaluating their work, and to aspire to the level of photographic expertise and sophistication of students enrolled in the first year of an art college curriculum. The course provides a format for serious photography students who wish to explore their potential for self-expression and technical development in the visual arts through the exploration of analog and digital photography. Assignments are designed to elicit both a wide variety of technical experimentation and photographic themes as well as to explore a single concept in-depth for the sustained investigation segment of the AP portfolio. Hands-on studio projects are interspersed with exploring diverse photographic techniques, and the work of practicing photographers across time and genres.