Fine Arts Trip: Chicago

The Fine Arts Department of Indian Hills Community College offers several exciting excursions throughout the year.  In the past, we have explored Chicago, Minneapolis, Memphis, and St. Louis, among others, visiting historical landmarks and museums, attending shows, and more!

Be sure to reserve your spot on our next adventure.

Chicago: April 27-29, 2018

We invite you to travel with us to Chicago, Illinois. We have several events planned for your enjoyment.

Our adventure starts with a relaxing visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday.  On Saturday we will visit the National Mexican Museum and attend a performance of “MacBeth” at the Shakespeare Theater on the Navy Pier.  On Sunday, a visit to the Windy City is not complete without a stop at Millennium Park to see the Cloud Gate Sculpture (aka: the Bean).  We will then go to the Art Institute of Chicago, an encyclopedic art museum where we will see works by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”.  Finally, we will attend a special performance by the world famous Chicago Symphony conducted by John Williams, the composer of numerous film scores including “Star Wars”, “Jaws”, “Superman”, “E.T.”, “Indiana Jones”, and the “Harry Potter” series.

Your trip escorts will be Instructors:

David Sharp - Professor of Music
Lisa FritzProfessor of Art
Ray Slavens - Professor of English


Trip Cost Additional Credits
Hotel Trip Outline & Options
College Credit Terms & Conditions
Payments Register Now

Trip Cost(s)

Trip cost will be $605.00

Includes tickets for “Macbeth” at Shakespeare Theater, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony with John Williams, The Lincoln Park Zoo, The National Mexican Museum, bus transportation, two nights lodging (double occupancy) at the Travelodge Chicago, and 1-credit hour tuition.

Note: Extra charges apply for more than one hour of credit, out–of–state tuition, single–room occupancy, and other modifications.


One hour of required in-state credit will be included in the cost of the trip.
Out–of–State students must pay the difference between in-state and out–of–state credit.

In–State students opting for a second credit must pay for the additional credit.
Out–of–State students opting for a second credit must pay for the additional credit at the out-of-state credit rate.


Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
65 E Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 427-8000

Trip Outline and Options

Projected cost of this trip will be $605.00, and will include the following:

Plenty of free time for shopping and visiting Chicago's many museums and sites, including:

View 2018 Trip Itinerary


College Credit

One college credit (in–state tuition rate) in fine arts or cultural excursion is included in the cost of this trip. You may earn up to two college credits during this trip by completing the requirements/assignments provided by the professors. Each participant, who wishes to earn credit, must register for at least one credit at Indian Hills Community College for the Spring Term 2018:

  • DRA–108: Drama Excursions (1 credit hour)
  • DRA–109: Drama Excursions II (1 credit hour, prerequisite DRA–108)
  • MUS–293: Music Excursions (1 credit hour)
  • ART–103: Art Excursions I (1 credit hour)
  • ART–104: Art Excursions II (1 credit hour, prerequisite ART–103)


Terms and Conditions

Download the Terms and Conditions for more details about the Fine Arts Trip. By registering for the trip, you are giving your consent to abide by these policies.



Payment is due in full to the Indian Hills Business Office by 4:30 p.m., Thursday April 10, 2018.

As with any other course, tuition and fees will not be refunded after the official drop date for the term.
For the Spring 2018 Term the last day to drop is Tuesday, March 06, 2018.


Registration for Chicago Trip

Online registration is on a first–come, first–served basis, beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Student Registration

Questions or concerns? Don't stress! Just ask Jennifer!

Jennifer ApplerJennifer Appler, Institutional Research/Arts & Sciences Assistant
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5228 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5228