Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Department of Visual Arts

Drawing and Painting

Photography

Ceramics

Art History and Sculpture

Digital Art

Portfolio

Description of Courses

JR./SR. PORTFOLIO

Grades: 11 and 12 Grouping: Heterogeneous

(10 credits) Drawing & Painting and Advanced Drawing & Painting with a B- or higher in each class.

Jr./Sr. Portfolio is for the student who is seriously planning a career in art, or is highly motivated and plans to minor in art at the college level. Students will begin to gather college information, review portfolio needs, and further develop their portfolios through class assignments and independent challenges. Concepts explored will provide students with an opportunity to begin developing their unique voice as an artist.

Full year course, 5 times per week, 5 credits

ADVANCED PORTFOLIO

Grade: 12 Grouping: Heterogeneous

Prerequisite: (15 credits) Drawing & Painting, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Jr./Sr. Portfolio with a B- or higher in each class

Advanced Portfolio provides students with additional assignments and challenges to develop a cohesive body of work needed for the competitive college application process. Students will be encouraged to develop their own voice as an artist while exploring personally meaningful concepts. Students will continue to gather college information and will finalize their portfolios.

Full year course (834), 5 times per week, 5 credits

Semester course (835), 5 times per week, 2.5 credits