Ok, so I thought I was gonna go architecture school, until I started working with architects, then I realized that as much as I like architecture, A-school is not going to be a good fit. So after much research and deliberating, I am applying for various “real estate development” or “planning with a development emphasis” master’s programs.
Here is the dilemna. While preparing for A-school, I took 2 sculpture classes, both from the same teacher, who I got to know quite well and who became aware of my skills and work ethic. I put a lot of work into those classes. I would like to get him to write a letter of recommendation since he knows me so well, but will it be detrimental to my applications to have my sculpture teacher write my letter? I’m sure the letter will be a positive one, I am just afraid that the admissions people will laugh at this recommendation from a fine arts professor, especially since I’m not a fine arts major (I have a planning bachelor’s). My other two letters are going to come from a planning professor who I have worked closely with ( I was his research assistant) and an environmental policy professor with whom I am a contributing author in a book to be published this fall. Is the sculpture professor idea a good one? I am planning on applying to MIT, Harvard, and Georgia Tech for planning; and MIT, Columbia, and Clemson for real estate development.