Tobias Becker studied Fine Arts at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem as well as Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. He worked as a stage designer at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and the Ruhrtriennale from 2006 - 2010.
Becker was the program coordinator for the MA Visual and Media Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (FU Berlin) from 2010 - 2013. He developed, taught and co-taught the courses Artistic Practice in Transcultural Contexts, Experimental Sensorial Ethnography, Exhibiting Visual and Media Anthropology and the Transcultural Film Workshop.
Since 2013 Tobias Becker is lecturer for New Media in Art and Architecture - Documentary Competence at the Department of Architecture at the ETH Zürich.