Hope this makes sense.... So I have a very schizophrenic work background and skills set and I'm trying to figure out where I fit on the urban design/urban planning spectrum! My plan is to apply for schools this coming fall.
I have an academic background in international affairs (with a strong emphasis development studies and sociology/anthropology) and a strong professional background in the arts. I went from a political science oriented job immediately upon graduation to my current position drawing illustrations for books. I also am a practicing and exhibiting artist focusing loosely on installation works, figure drawing, and portraits.
Generally, design is my primary interest but planning as it relates to environmental issues, politics, and land use is a strong secondary interest.
Overall - a few Urban Design programs certainly seem to fit the bill but I have no architecture background. Is my current illustration/art professional experience enough? Does anyone know of an urban planning program that blends policy & design aesthetics?
Any help would be great!