In regard to Planning Master's programs, I'm interested in hearing people's experiences (or perspectives) on opportunities to learn from the Architecture schools in which many programs sit. I have applied only to Planning programs, with no arch/design experience, and want to find an integrated school where I can "test out the waters" without applying for a joint degree.
For those of you who are current students, have you taken (or have friends who have taken) architecture classes, but are not in a joint program? If so, what types of classes?
For prospective students, what have you heard from professors and students on how Planning students have engaged with the Architecture programs? Are planning students taking intro studio classes? Theory classes? Applied higher-level classes (like sustainable design)? If higher-level classes, how many classes were needed to fill in prereqs?
I am hoping to have some time in the Planning curriculum for Architecture studio classes, in addition to any urban design & development offerings of the planning program.
Personally interested in UNC, Berkeley, Penn, UVa, and MIT but would love to open up the discussion to all arch/planning overlap talk!