Fine Arts Trips

Chicago TripThe 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: October 21-23, 2016

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

Our Chicago adventure begins Friday with a special group dining experience at Marcello’s Restaurant, famous for authentic Chicago-style pizza. We will then see a comedy performance at the famous Second City Comedy Club where actors such as John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and John Candy got their starts. On Saturday you will be free during the morning and early afternoon to visit some of the sights in downtown Chicago such as the Navy Pier, the Field Museum, and Water Tower Place.  We will then explore Chinatown and have dinner at WonKow Restaurant, a place frequented by the legendary 1920s gang boss Al Capone before we attend a performance by the world famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax.  On Sunday, a stop to Chicago is not complete without a stop at Millennium Park to see Cloud Gate Sculpture (aka “the bean”).  Finally, we will go to one of the best museums in the world, the Art Institute of Chicago where you can see such well-known paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and of course the iconic “American Gothic”.

Your trip escorts will be Instructors:
David Sharp – Professor of Instrumental Music and Jazz; Lisa Fritz – Professor of Art; and Dr. Ray Slavens – Professor of English/Theater

Trip Cost(s)

Trip cost will be $580.00 (includes one credit hour of in–state 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 $580.00, and will include the following:

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 Fall Term 2016:

  • 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., October 17, 2016.

As with any other course, tuition and fees will not be refunded after the official drop date for the term.
For the Fall 2016 Term the last day to drop is Monday, September 12, 2016.

Registration for Chicago Trip

Online registration is on a first–come, first–served basis, beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016.

Students are strongly encouraged to return to this page and register as soon as registration opens.

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Jennifer Appler
Indian Hills Community College
phone: (641) 683-5228

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