AP Art History

This course is intended for students with exceptionally high commitments to academic study. The history of art from before the Common Era (B.C.E.) to the present day is taught. Lecture, video, class discussion, museum work and multimedia study aids reinforce reading and writing assignments. Students examine the major forms of artistic expression (including architecture) of past and distant cultures, as well as those of our own time and environment. They learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate and appreciate the art they experience. Students are expected to complete all reading assignments, keep a notebook, contribute to class discussions and complete all museum assignments and all written work.


Students who enroll in AP courses must take the end-of-course AP exam. The cost of these exams is paid by ACPS.



High School Credits


School Level

High School


10, 11, 12